Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf

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OF COURSE you think I did a horrible thing by eating Little Red Riding Hood and her granny. You don't know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you...

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Overview

OF COURSE you think I did a horrible thing by eating Little Red Riding Hood and her granny. You don't know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you...

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Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
It seems that the Big Bad Wolf is actually a vegetarian that likes all varieties of apples. One day the very hungry Wolf meets Red Riding Hood in the forest and she looks as delicious as a ripe red apple. With directions to Granny's house he arrives to find the sweet old woman who reminds him of a Granny Smith apple and swallows her whole. When Little Red appears the Wolf, in bed in Granny's shawl and night cap, salivates as Little Red admires herself in the mirror. Her eyes are like apple seeds to Wolf, her ears like apple slices, her lips like a Red Delicious apple and so on until the Wolf cannot help himself (he is a vegetarian after all) and he eats her all up. Bold, flat, full page illustrations show a sharp contrast between the bright red dressed girl and the black leering wolf. It is not as imaginative and clever as the True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka but it could serve as an introduction for a lesson on point of view. In fact a Think About It section encourages readers to explore other fairy tales and write their own version. As a one-on-one read it will elicit a few chuckles without being truly memorable but it does have great classroom possibilities. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey
Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
It seems that the Big Bad Wolf is actually a vegetarian that likes all varieties of apples. One day the very hungry Wolf meets Red Riding Hood in the forest and she looks as delicious as a ripe red apple. With directions to Granny's house he arrives to find the sweet old woman who reminds him of a Granny Smith apple and swallows her whole. When Little Red appears the Wolf, in bed in Granny's shawl and night cap, salivates as Little Red admires herself in the mirror. Her eyes are like apple seeds to Wolf, her ears like apple slices, her lips like a Red Delicious apple and so on until the Wolf cannot help himself (he is a vegetarian after all) and he eats her all up. Bold, flat, full page illustrations show a sharp contrast between the bright red dressed girl and the black leering wolf. It is not as imaginative and clever as the True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka but it could serve as an introduction for a lesson on point of view. In fact a Think About It section encourages readers to explore other fairy tales and write their own version. As a one-on-one read it will elicit a few chuckles without being truly memorable but it does have great classroom possibilities. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781404870468
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Other Side of the Story Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 48,078
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 220L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

When Trisha Speed Shaskan was a girl, she wanted to become a superhero. Her mother gave her a Wonder Woman costume. Her dad crafted her a tiara and bracelets out of metal to match. Trisha imagined she could fight evil, fly an invisible airplane, and get anyone to tell the truth. While she didn’t grow up to be Wonder Woman, she still uses her imagination to write stories and to teach creative writing.
Trisha has taught creative writing to children and adults for thirteen years. She has published 26 books for children, and more are forthcoming. She has an MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Trisha currently lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Stephen, and their cat, Eartha, named after Eartha Kitt, famous for her role as Catwoman.

Born in 1974 in Nantes, France, Gerald grew up in nine different cities around the land of cheese. He graduated from the National School of Applied Art (also called Olivier de Serres) in 1998. Gerald's creativity blossomed at a web design company, an event studio, a video-games studio, and then several animations studios. Aside from illustration, Gerald has many other interests, including managing the French Comics Artists association "Rendez-Vous" (which published its first book at Akileos publishing in 2009), or co-leading with the Japanese Artist Daisuke Tsutsumi the artistic and charity project "Sketchtravel," a real sketchbook shared by 70 illustrators from all around the world.

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

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    LOVED IT!

    This book was cute! I loved how Trisha took a classic story and put a different spin on it. On top of that, she did so in a way children would enjoy.

    The Wolf was starving after going weeks without anything to eat. His favorite food is an apple, but they weren't in season. What's a Wolf to do when a girl comes along looking like a giant apple?

    Kids are bound to enjoy this story.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

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    This book is soooooooooooooo awsome (thums up)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

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    Hot adorable!

    Everyone should get a chance to tell their side of the story!
    Even Wolf.
    Sure, all of the stories have made him out to be the bad guy but there are two sides to every story.

    I love fun books with great pictures and, once again, Capstone nails it. I'll be adding this to my Christmas gift list.

    ** This was an ARC loaned to me for an honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2015

    great gift for Christmas

    bought this book for my grandchildren, they loved it!

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

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    Cute fractured fairy tale, nice for home or classroom

    This is a cute take on the story of Little Red Riding Hood as told by the wolf...unfortunately for me, it was a little too reminiscent of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (told by A. Wolf) and just wasn't *quite* as good as that one. The vegetarian wolf who loves to eat apples (and drat, don't Red and her Granny remind him an awful lot of apples?) is a different idea, and quite amusing, as is Red's--and later Granny's--obession with their own cuteness. I love that Granny's walls are covered with pictures of herself! As the wolf says, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Honestly, if I didn't love Sciezka and Lane's story so much, this one would probably have gotten a four-star review. The best part of this book is the "Think About It" section, which encourages readers to compare this story to the original, asks them questions that make them consider how the setting and point of view of the story affect its outcome, and suggests they rewrite another classic fairytale from another character's point of view. As both a teacher and a parent, I love all four of those ideas--great for informal discussion as well as actually sitting down to accomplish through writing. This book would make a nice addition to any picture book library.

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  • Posted July 9, 2011

    Pare it with apples

    From Shaskan comes a Little Red Riding twisted fairy tale, but wait, there's more. Complete with a "Think About It" section and small glossary that focuses on the parts of a story, this tale would be just great to pair with an apple theme. Apple references in this tale abound; even "Granny" is granny smith colored in the illustrations and both Granny and Little Red seem deliciously round. Kids will enjoy picking out all of the references and finding the different types of apples hidden in this classic tale. Digital galley copy courtesy of NetGalley.

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