Monday, October 13, 2014

The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, The Wolf, and Grandma by Diane and Christyan Fox - OPTIONAL

Fox, Diane and Christyan The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, The Wolf, and Grandma  Scholastic Press, 2014.  $16.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.  

A cat is reading the story of Little Red Riding Hood to his friend, the dog.  The cat is reading the text of the story, but the dog keeps interrupting sometimes with what he considers more exciting elements to the story and sometimes comments on what he would do differently if he was one of the characters.  For example, the dog thinks that if Red Riding Hood has a red cape, then she must be a superhero.  They go back in forth throughout the telling of the story.  

This is a cute idea and the dog’s “improvements” on Little Red Riding Hood are funny and entertaining.  I have two concerns: first, some kids might not even know the original story of Red Riding Hood making this book very confusing.  Second, the illustrations are boring-black and white and not as fun as the story.  

EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I loved this book and haven't laughed so hard in a long time. I bought myself a copy. I think it would be fun to share with older students for a unit on re-tellings. I would not however, put this book in the children picture book section, it requires some background to understand the hilarity and insights.