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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 classic story of Little Red Riding Hood, beautifully illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. A nice retelling, the illustrated boarders for the text are as nice and detailed as their facing illustrations. Themes include listening to your parents, strangers, and manners. ( )
  Dipodomy | Dec 4, 2016 |
This book is for either upper or lower elementary students. This book teaches children not roam around In the woods alone, never talk to strangers, and to always use good manners. ( )
  apd105 | Nov 10, 2016 |
I enjoyed this book for multiple reasons. The illustrations in this novel were excellent, being so full of detail and vibrant. The author puts cats into every scene which allows the reader to become engaged as they try to find it in the picture! The illustrator also portrays the wolf as looking so cute and friendly at first, making the readers understand why Little Red Riding Hood is so nice to him, but then throughout the book has him transform into a scary looking creature, showing his true personality and intentions. The author adds a touch of humor and irony on the last page as Little Red reflects back on her mothers words to not stray from the path and to always stay polite, where she is then comforted about how she was polite to the wolf! The book pushes readers to think about obeying our elders commands, to follow directions, while bringing to light the issue of stranger danger and predators. ( )
  AnnaRubin | Nov 1, 2016 |
Great traditional story that every child should know!! Great book for older and younger children to read. ( )
  madisonallmand | Oct 25, 2016 |
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 |
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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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