Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Betsy Red Hoodie by Gail Carson Levine-ADVISABLE

Levine, Gail Carson.  Nash, Scott.  Betsy Red Hoodie, 40 pgs.  Harper Collins, 2010.  $16.99.  Inside cover:  “Betsy is finally old enough to take cupcakes to Grandma all by herself- with the company of her faithful sheep, of course.  And although wolves aren’t good for grandmas, Betsy lets her best friend, Zimmo, come along too.  But will Zimmo’s wolfish instincts make Grandma the tasty treat instead?  This reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood is sure to delight readers from the little lambs to cupcake-loving grandmas.”  We enjoyed this twist on the original fairy tale, especially the ending.  The book had intrigue, action, and friendship. We loved the comics-style speech balloons.  The illustrations are bright and bold.  Children of all ages will enjoy this book.  Pre-K.  EL (K-3).  ADVISABLE.  Reviewer:  SL. 

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