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Little Red Riding Hood by Trina Schart Hyman

Little Red Riding Hood

by Trina Schart Hyman

Other authors: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm

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The grisly classic tale with gorgeous illustrations. ( )
  aclaybasket13 | Jul 29, 2016 |
A good fable for kids. ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
Maybe I just wasn't in the mood - other readers may like it more. The retelling is familiar, just goes into a little more detail. I never realized before, but think of poor granny - first she's doing poorly, then she gets eaten, then in the course of getting rescued she gets blood all over her bed and cottage. This version didn't show the blood, but it mentioned the mess. Now of course this is Trina Schart Hyman's creation, so the illustrations are what really matters. And if you're a fan of picture books, you've probably enjoyed her work elsewhere. I know I love her. In some ways I prefer her to [a:Jan Brett|16325|Jan Brett|http://www.goodreads.com/images/nophoto/nophoto-F-50x66.jpg], who, if you ask me, has gotten just a little too commercial. I love the little girl here, with her worried expression showing in the way she turns her boot toes in, and seeing her suck on her finger makes me want to take her hand out of her mouth and cuddle her. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
I think this book is a little grown up for students under 3rd grade; even though this book is marketed to younger children, I wouldn't use it in a classroom with small children. this book gives the great oppurtunity to teach stduents to verbalize their characters adn to think way outside the box. ( )
  rachelpelston | Apr 29, 2016 |
I enjoyed this rendition for two reasons. First, I enjoyed the illustrations. Each illustration is beautiful and very detailed. The illustration style seems very appropriate for this traditional text. For example, each page has a detailed picture on one side and then the text with a detailed border and extra illustration on the other side. These extra illustrations provide more insight into the character’s thoughts and actions. On one of the pages, the extra illustration depicts a cat looking wearily at “grandma.” This foreshadows the next scene for readers and provides comic relief during an intense scene.
Another reason I enjoyed this book was due to the descriptive language used throughout the book. For example, “So the wolf lifted the latch and opened the door. He ran straight for the bed, and without saying good morning, he ate up the poor old grandmother in one gulp.” The words used in this sentence fully portrays the wolf’s urgency. The main idea of this book is to keep your promises and to be well mannered. ( )
  CathiRussell | Apr 25, 2016 |
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Grimm, Jacobsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Elisabeth who lived with her mother in a house on the edge of a village.
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Elizabeth is sent by her mother to her grandmothers house.  Along the way the wolf approaches her but Elizabeth shoos him off.  Little does she know, wolf goes to her grandmothers house, gobbles her up, and hops into bed pretending to be her.  Elizabeth suspects something but the wolf gobbles her up too!  Luckily a hunter is in the area and hears a commotion.  Can he save Elizabeth and her grandmother?
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Trina Schart Hyman used to pretend she was Little Red Riding Hood when she was a little girl, wearing a red cape sewn by her mother. Her love for this character permeates her award-winning retelling of the traditional Grimm story, even as Grandma and Little Red get eaten alive by the wolf and then saved by the kindly woodsman (illustrated carefully with a minimum of violence). Little Red learns her lessons--to keep her promises, to stay on the path, to mind her manners, and to avoid talking to big, bad wolves--lessons parents still try to teach their children many generations after the Brothers Grimm first recorded this story.

For over 20 years, readers young and old have loved Hyman's illustrations of children's books, fairy tales, and folk tales--most notably the Caldecott Honor Book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel, and The Fortune Tellers by Lloyd Alexander. Her illustrations for Saint George and the Dragon, by Margaret Hodges, won the Caldecott Medal. (Ages 3 to 6)

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On her way to deliver a basket of food to her sick grandmother, Elisabeth encounters a sly wolf.

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