Little Red Riding Hood
By Bernette Ford (Retold by), Tom Knight (Illustrator)
Grandma, what big TEETH you have! When Little Red Riding Hood sets off through the woods with a basket of goodies for Grandma, who should she run into but a big, bad wicked wolf? The dilly-dallying girl says goodbye thinking that's the last she'll see of him—but she's in for a big surprise. Bestselling author Bernette Ford (No More Diapers for Ducky!) has created a charming retelling of a timeless favorite, especially designed for reading to young children, with simple language and appealing, amusing illustrations.
"A solid retelling of the familiar fairy tale geared for younger children. Ford hews to the basic plot most everyone can tell in their sleep . . . For all its familiarity and easy reading level, the text holds itself to a high standard. . . . Understated humor keeps the tone light . . . The canonical dialogue between Red and the wolf is preserved, though parents uneasy about the traditional ending will be happy to find that this wolf has a zipper in his belly through which Grandma exits bloodlessly. Knight’s watercolors are bright and cheery, the figures defined by thick, confidence-inspiring black lines. . . . a good bet for beginning readers as well. A splendid starter tale that will prepare children for the many more-complex versions that await.” —Kirkus Reviews (Hardcover edition)-
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Bernette Ford has written many highly successful children’s books, several for Boxer Books, including the Ducky & Piggy series and the Ballet Kitty series.