Rather than walking through the forest with delicious pastries for grandma, this Little Red is a poet with endless rhymes. In Bouloubasis' bold and bright illustrations, the stylized characters come to life, especially Little Red with her charming personality and tough exterior. This refreshing take on a classic fairy tale touches lightly on the subject of bullying...This endearing fairy-tale retelling will bring joy to literary-themed story times.
This additional purchase is useful for discussions of bullying as well as for sparking an appreciation of poetry. VERDICT Another fun title from the creative team behind Mary Had a Little Lab.
—School Library Journal
Along with the rhyming text, the bright, quirky patterns of Bouloubasis’ illustrations should propel young readers through this contemporary tale.
Little Red Rhyming Hood
by Sue Fliess
illustrated by Petros Bouloubasis
Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN-13: https: 978-0807545973
Because Little Red only speaks in verse, it's tough for her to make friends. The schoolyard bully, Big Brad Wolf, is always picking on her. One day, her grandma shows her a flyer for a poetry contest, and Little Red thinks it could be her big chance to make a friend. But on the day of the contest, Big Brad Wolf sneaks up on Little Red and scares the rhyme right out of her—and into him! How will they rhyme their way out of this dilemma?