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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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This version of Little Red Riding Hood was retold and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. The fabulous illustrations certainly aid the story. I love that this book teaches important lessons to children. This book teaches children to never venture out into the woods alone, not to talk to strangers, and to always use good manners. This story has been told for many generations and should continue to be read to children. ( )
  morgansmith32 | Sep 22, 2016 |
The book Little Red Riding Hood retold is not necessarily appropriate for kids. On the third page in the book it discusses little red riding hood bringing a bottle of wine to her grandmother. The book did include good dialogue between the characters. This story also tells of the wolf eating the grandma and little red riding hood. A huntsman stopped by grandma's to check on her and realized that the wolf ate them. He cut the wolf open and retrieved little red riding hood and her grandma from the wolf's body. This book seems too violent for young readers and I would recommend the original version for them. ( )
  Katelyn.Armatys | Sep 14, 2016 |

Little Red Riding Hood is about a young girl who is close to her grandmother. One day Riding Hood's mother tells her that the grandmother is very sick. Her mother sent Riding Hood with a loaf of bread, sweet butter, and a bottle of wine to her grandmother to help her get well. Her mother told her to stay on the trail, be polite, and to not stay to long. During her walk, a wolf finds her and decides to get her off of her trail so he can get to the grandmother before Red Riding Hood. The wolf gets to the house and swallows her whole. When Red Riding Hood appears the Wolf eats her as well. Finally a hutmans discovers something is wrong and saves the day. He got to grandmother and Red Riding Hood out safely.

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This is a great story to read to children. It even helps to explain to the children that if they don't listen to their parents bad things can happen.

Classroom Extensions:

1.Explain to the student that they should always listen to their parents.

2. Teach the students to not talk to strangers and use the buddie system when going anywhere.
  makayladawn | Sep 12, 2016 |
Summary: Little Red Riding Hood sets off to visit her grandmother who is sick. Her mother warns her not to wander off on her way through the woods to grandmother's house. On the way Little Red Riding Hood is fooled by the sly wolf. She is distracted picking flowers for her grandmother while the wolf sneaks off and eats the grandmother. Once Little Red Riding Hood gets to her grandmother's house she too is eaten by the wolf. A huntsman is near and comes to check on the grandmother who soon realizes the wolf has eaten her. He cuts the wolf open and saves both of them.
Critique: I liked the book. Some sensitive readers may need to avoid this book altogether since the girl and her grandmother get eaten and the huntsman has to kill the wolf. I do like how it addresses that you need to be cautious in who you decide to trust.
Craft Element: A lesson on cause and effect could be taught.
  Summer18 | Sep 10, 2016 |
The grisly classic tale with gorgeous illustrations. ( )
  aclaybasket13 | Jul 29, 2016 |
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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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