Little Red Riding Hood Today
The Wolf Tells His Version, Too!
By Connie Goldin, LMFT
Happy Newsflash! All of these books have been donated to families since this was published.
Whether you want a beautiful traditional edition of “Red Riding Hood” or are ready for a modern day, spunky “Roja Riding Hood” you will enjoy these lovely books. Little Red Riding Hood by Jerry Pinkney is a magnificently illustrated version of the traditional fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm complete with a scary wolf. Little Red Riding Hood ~ Caperucita Roja is a charming bilingual version from Chronicle Books, with lovely illustrations. I laughed out loud reading Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton Elya, illustrated by Susan Guevera. This fun take on the fairy tale has one Spanish word per sentence and is a blast to read! It also has a Spanish glossary at the beginning of the book. Little Red Riding Hood–A New Fangled Prairie Tale by Lisa Campbell Ernst will delight young readers. Set in the midwestern prairie, Red rides a bike (red, of course) and wears a red hooded sweatshirt. Grandma is out in the field on her tractor and has little patience for a scoundrel wolf, when he tries to hoodwink her. This story has the best outcome for the wolf of all the Red Riding Hoods I have read. He becomes the baker in a wheat berry muffin baking business run by Granny and Red.
Speaking of the Wolf…
The Wolf’s Story–What Really Happened To Little Red Riding Hood By Toby Forward And Izhar Cohen is a fun and kooky version of the Little Red Riding Hood story from the wolf’s perspective. Children familiar with the Red Riding Hood tale will get a big laugh from this variation… “Would I lie to you?”
The Wolf’s Story, Little Red Riding Hood and Little Red Riding Hood–A Newfangled Prairie Tale were given to Mom to Madre as part of a wonderful donation of books.