Little Red Riding Hood

Harriet Ziefert

Book - 2000

A little girl meets a hungry wolf in the forest while on her way to visit her grandmother.

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A Viking easy-to-read classic
A Viking easy-to-read.
Readers (Publications)
New York : Viking 2000.
Item Description
"Level 1: Ages 4-7, PreS-Grade 1, Getting Started" --P. [4] of cover.
Physical Description
unpaged : ill
Main Author
Harriet Ziefert (-)
Other Authors
Emily Bolam (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Gr. 1^-2. "Don't talk to strangers," warns Little Red Riding Hood's mother. The book begins and ends with that overt message, but otherwise this is the elemental scary story of the innocent little girl; her grandmother; the wolf, "who had himself a very good meal"; and the kindly woodcutter who saves the day. With very simple words and clear artwork, this traditional version in the Viking Easy-to-Read series will show new readers the power of a story they'll never forget. They can then go on to enjoy all the new fractured versions that play with the classic and make us laugh and think. ((Reviewed February 15, 2000)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 1-This adaptation for beginning readers tells the story in a brisk, straightforward style. The simple, colorful illustrations, most of which are on double-page spreads, initially portray a red-hooded-sweatshirt-clad Little Red Riding Hood setting off with her goodies and her mother's admonishment not to talk to strangers. Naturally, she meets the wolf, who distracts her so that he can get to Grandma's first. He swallows Grandma whole, with only her stocking feet shown disappearing down his throat. After the traditional exchange of pleasantries, Little Red suffers the same unfortunate fate. A woodcutter is shown approaching the sleeping wolf, ax upraised. The next illustration depicts the beast's hindquarters stretched out on the floor, his two victims standing unharmed beside him. The child vows never to talk to strangers again. The vocabulary is appropriate for beginning readers. The lively illustrations and familiarity of the story should provide a successful reading experience.-Lisa Smith, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A little girl meets a hungry wolf in the forest while on her way to visit her grandmother.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

While on a journey to her grandmother's house, a hungry wolf spots the little girl and sets a trap for her, in this classic fairy tale for beginning readers. Simultaneous.