Red Riding Hoodby James Marshall
The inimitable James
Mother always told Red Riding Hood not to talk to strangers. But the wolf she met on the way to Granny's was so charming and urbane. What could be the harm of telling him that she was on her way to Granny's pretty yellow house on the other side of the woods? Who could be a better escort than the big-eyed, long armed, big-toothed wolf?
The inimitable James Marshall, whom Publishers Weekly described as a "specialist in absurdity," embellishes a familiar tale with irreverent flourishes that will have young readers - and their elders as well - rolling with laughter all the way through to the madcap finale.
- Dial Books for Young Readers
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- Product dimensions:
- 0.10(w) x 0.10(h) x 0.10(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
James Marshall was one of the most prolific and successful author/illustrators of children's books. He was best known for his series on the mischievous exploits of Fox, a debonair, lazy showoff; the uproarious adventures of the two Cut-Ups, Spud and Joe; George and Martha; and the misadventures of the Stupidfamily. He divided his time between an apartment in the Chelsea district of New York and his home in Mansfield Hollow Connecticut.
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A traditional fairy tale version of the story. Cute illustrations. Although the wolf does eat grandma, and the wolf pays for his crimes, it is never graphic. The fact that it is so serious will emphasize the fact that children shouldn't talk to strangers.
Inappropriate for young kids. In this version, the wolf eats grandma and red riding hood, then the woodsman kills the wolf and cuts him open. Really? How did this get past the B&N staff? Definitely not a bedtime story as we were expecting for 4 year olds. Will be retuning this book.