Tuesday, December 20, 2016

LITTLE RED AND THE VERY HUNGRY LION by Alex T. Smith.  New York: Scholastic Press, 2016. 32p.  ISBN: 978-0545915383 hc. $17.99   PreS-Gr. 2    E PIC

This book will remind you of other versions of "Little Red Riding Hood," but has a unique setting and storyline.  The illustrations are bright and so much fun.  If readers take the time to look around the pages, they will spot a goat eating a telephone cord, the store sign advertising "Spot Medicine," tea time for crocodiles, some very happy monkeys, and the hiding lion.  Each page is full of fun things to look at, enhancing the storybook experience for young readers..  Last, but not the least favorite thing about the book, was the way Little Red solved her problem with the lion.  I hope this author takes it upon himself to write more stories based on children's fairy tales.
Mary Koshorek, Spies Public Library, Menominee, MI

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