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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 Little Red Riding Hood is your traditional fairytale book. Elisabeth is sent to send her sick grandmother, a basket of goodies when she encounters a big bad wolf. The illustrations in Little Red Riding Hood is very detailed and the characters, look amazing. You can truly see the time and dedication spent on the illustrations. How the colors blend well with everything is just beautiful. This is a classic story to be used in classrooms. So, I believe teachers can use this book in the classroom when they want to read their students a classic fairytale. The Little Red Riding Hood never gets old because there are so many versions of them, but this one has a classical theme to it. I enjoyed this version of Little Red Riding Hood because I thought the ending has a bit of a twist. Also, it's a good lesson to learn that you should always listen to your mothers words. ( )
  s.vang | Sep 23, 2015 |
Summary: A little girl that is wearing a red cape made by her mother has to take a trip to her grandmothers. On her way to her grandmothers house she doesn't stay on the path that her mother told her to stay on so she wouldn't get lost or something bad to happen. However, little red does not listen to her mother and meets a wolf that ends up hurting her and her grandmother until a woodsman saves them.

Personal reaction: This book teaches that children that they should always keep their promises because every thing has consequences.

Classroom extent:
1. Ask the kids what color their cape would be and what goodies would they take to their grandmother.
2. Have them draw a map for Little Red Ridding Hood could have used to get to gradmothers
  Amandacj | Sep 20, 2015 |

This story is about a young girl running an errand for her mother to drop some delicious goodies off at her grandma’s cottage across the forest. A long her journey she ran into a wolf that talked about how delectable her basket of goodies was and was curious as to where she was traveling. Red mentioned she was on a journey to her grandmother’s cottage across the forest and went on her way. A while later she arrived to her grandmother’s wonderfully cute cottage to notice something wasn’t right about her. She had sharp teeth, a long tail and a pointy nose. The Wolf had eaten her grandmother and was going to get her next. A passer-byer hears snoring and approaches the cottage to notice a wolf sleeping. The hunter guts the wolf and saves the grandmother and Red from inside his belly.

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I feel like this story is a wonderful example of listening to the rules. Reds mother mentioned not to stop for anything and don’t talk to strangers, well she did both and because of that her grandmother was eaten by a wolf along with herself. This book can help students understand the importance of listening, it doesn’t mean you are going to be eaten by a wolf but there are consequences for your actions and no child is to young to understand that concept.

Classroom Extensions:

1. For a physical activity you can create your own journey and provide obstacles that the students have to over come. The obstacles don’t necessarily have to be physical they could be a simple math question, spell a word that way they are using their bodies and minds. Take the classroom all over the school, in different rooms, bring in multiple people and end it outside on the sidewalk. Each student will go at their own pace so putting them into small groups of 3-4 would probably be best. This would be a fun activity they would remember and learn/enjoy the most.
2. This is another learning lesson of not talking to strangers along your journey. You could do a simple reminder through the school year, which will remind them of this story, and talking to strangers is dangerous. It’s a lesson they can use outside the classroom to keep them safe. There is also a good lesson about listening the first time you are asked to-do something. Rules are set in place to hopefully keep you safe and get the job done.
  haleycurry1 | Sep 19, 2015 |
I enjoy this story because it is a cautionary tale with great illustrations. I think that retelling this story over and over for many years puts a lot of emphasis on the moral of the story. I also like how there isn't necessarily text on ever page, because many pages are illustrations showing the wordless progression of the story. For example, the author (or re-teller) showed the hunter looking over at the house to show the anticipation of him saving the grandma and Little Red. The main idea is to not talk to or trust strangers when you are by yourself in a dangerous situation. ( )
  Ajohns93 | Sep 17, 2015 |
sum: This book as we all know is about little red riding hood the little girl who goes to her grandma's house to find out that the wolf ate her grandma.

personal reaction: i have seen so many spin offs of this book but i have to say it will still go down as one of the greatest books.

classroom ideas: 1. have the kids draw a picture of the big bad wolf
2. Have them write about what they would do in that situation.
  Matthew.Pluff | Jul 7, 2015 |
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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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