Acclaimed writer Joan Holub and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet team up in this hilarious and exuberant retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, in which a brave little red pencil finds her way through the many perils of writing a story.

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  1. Anonymous

    An absolutely delightful twist on classic story! Fractured fairy tales absolutely delight my students. They love knowing what’s coming and then seeing the story twist and turn in unexpected ways. Little Red Writing is full of puns, wordplay and creative twists that kids and adults will love.I absolutely adore the way the text and pictures play off each other in this picture book. Melissa Sweet incorporates descriptive words, dialog and signs throughout her illustrations — making the words an integral part of the pictures. Joan…

  2. Anonymous

    Engaging Story and Teaching Tool This book intrigued me as a I am a former high school English teacher. I like to have books in the house when my 5 grands come to visit or sleep over. However, never did I think my 8 year old granddaughter would like it as much as she does. She continually asked that I read this book to her (it’s too difficult for independent reading). I often saw her take the book by herself and look through it, trying to read independently. The illustrations are well done, busy on the page, and interesting…

  3. Anonymous

    A fun version of Little Red Riding Hood A fun version of Little Red Riding Hood! Students enjoy the cartoony style and classic style re-imagined with unconventional characters (the wolf, for instance, is an electric pencil sharpener). Its also great for introducing the writing process, how to use different types of words in writing, and using voice in your writing. The only reason that I’m not giving it 5 stars is that the structure of the book has a little bit too much going on with each page. With the main story, the cartoon-style…

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