Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood


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In this inspired rendering of the classic Grimm Brothers folktale, five-time Caldecott Honor winning artist Jerry Pinkney introduced two favorite children's characters to a new generation: the sly, scary wolf and the sweet little girl in her famous red hood. Readers will squeal with delight all over again during that most memorable scene when Little Red Riding Hood declares, "Oh, Grandmamma, what great teeth you have!"

Pinkney's charming, masterfully-wrought illustrations--as warm and cozy as LIttle Red's cloak and as captivating ast he clever wold himself--are sure to lure you into the heart of this treasured tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316013550
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 295,344
Product dimensions: 9.87(w) x 11.37(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jerry Pinkney is one of the most heralded children's book illustrators of all time. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the 2010 Caldecott medal for The Lion and the Mouse, and has since created two companion picture books: The Tortoise & the Hare and The Grasshopper & the Ants. He has won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and has been nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award. He was also the first children's book illustrator elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The artist invites you to visit his website at

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Little Red Riding Hood 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
JPRRES More than 1 year ago
A beautifully illustrated rendition of an old favorite. Children will continue to love the travels of Little Red Riding Hood.
KaraCalderon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This is the classic tale of little red riding hood who is going to see her sick grandmother. She is told to go straight there, but is stopped on the way by a sly fox. He convinces her to get wood for her grandmothers fire. While she is doing this he gets to her grandmother's house first, and eats her whole. When Little Red gets to her grandma's she remarks how different her grandma looks, until the wolf swallows her whole. Luckily a woodcutter stops by, and cuts Little red, and grandma out of his belly.Personal Reaction:I love the pictures in this book, they are great to look at. I alos like that the woodcutter cuts Little Red and her grandma out of the wolfs tummy. It was always the way I heard it as a little girl.Extension Ideas:1.) Discuss with the kids about talking to strangers, and how even though someone may not seem dangerous, they are still strangers.2.) Read an alternate version of this story, and then discuss the differences, and which one they liked better, and why.
Meerkat4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Classic story of little read riding hood, how can I not give it 5 stars. It's hard to mess this story up (unless you work in Hollywood). the art was detailed and fun, reminded me a little (emphasis a little) of Thomas Kinkade in how the illustrator painted in some pages of the book. Not nearly as detailed though, simply just made me think of him at first for some reason. great story, and it was a little refreshing to read the story with little hood not being Caucasian, honestly wasn't expecting that but it was nice to see a some variation.
caitsm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very traditional take on the fairy tale with beautiful illustrations. Pinkney's pictures are able to tell the story on its own!
mdemock on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is an interpretation of the classic Little Red Riding Hood story. This story would work well in a folktale unit, possibly examining and comparing many different versions.
etwinney on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A beautifully illustrated version of the classic story of Little Red Riding Hood. Something unique about this story is that Little Red Riding Hood is African American.
Jpeshke on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great version of the classic. It would be a wonderful mentor text to use in the classroom. I also really like that the characters are black.
nancyjensen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jerry Pinkney presents a young black Red Riding Hood main character of this familiar folktale. This was perfect for my Pre K class with it's diverse population. After reading this story, I set the book out on a table for students to browse through. One little girl, Abby, noticed the picture of the author on the inside jacket cover. She asked who was in the picture and I told her it was the author who wrote the book and did the illustrations. I told her that he had just received an award for the illustrations in another book that he did, The Lion and the Mouse. Writing stories, that's something to think about.
teason on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought that this retelling of the story was interesting. I liked that it was set in winter and that Little Red was mixed. I had never seen the story like that before. I thought that the illustrations were done very well. Overall, I think that children will enjoy this version of the story.
brenneis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story of a sweet little girl who is off to meet her grandmother, she encounters a very hungry wolf
rebecca401 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this retelling of the classic fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hoood heeds the advice of the wolf rather than her mother's directions. She and her grandmother are only saved from a dreadful fate by the courage of a woodcutter. Beautiful paintings grace the pages.
SJeanneM on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The little red riding hood story retold. This book is a little more close to the original with its graphicness so you might want to censor it with younger readers (the little girl and the grandmother do get eaten, the woodman chops off the wolfs head, etc.). Not a bad thing, you just have to be aware of it before reading to a young audience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautifully illustrated book for a classic children's fairy tale.