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Posted August 18, 2011
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.
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Posted January 31, 2013
Posted November 21, 2011
Everyone should get a chance to tell their side of the story!
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.
Posted July 20, 2011
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 9, 2011
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 11, 2013
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