Very Little Red Riding Hood

by Teresa Heapy, Sue Heap

Little Red Riding Hood is adorably re-cast as a very little precocious toddler in this modern, sweet retelling of the classic tale.

     When Very Little Red Riding Hood encounters the Big Bad Wolf she cries, “A Foxie!” and gives him a huge hug. Her considerable charm and fearlessness quickly turn the Wolf from deadly foe to confused ally. At Grandma’s (who is appropriately terrified at first), Wolf is invited in for an exhausting afternoon of tea parties, dancing, and hide-and-seek. But as parents will surely recognize, an over-tired and homesick pre-schooler is far scarier than any wolf. As Little Red melts down from missing her mummy, Wolf’s moment of truth arrives and rather than “eat her up” he cheers her up and all three “sleep happily ever after.”

     This is the first book in a must-have read-aloud series of three, followed by Very Little Cinderella, and Very Little Sleeping Beauty.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544280007
  • ISBN-10: 0544280008
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 09/02/2014
  • Carton Quantity: 20

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  • About the Book
    This is the story of the Very Little Red Riding Hood.
         Very Little Red Riding Hood is little.
         Very little.
         She's off to her Grandmama's for a sleepover, and she won't let anything stand in her way.
         Not even a Wolf.
         Join Very Little Red Riding Hood on a very BIG adventure in the first book of this adorable new picture book series.
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  • Reviews
    * "Heapy swaps a delightful new character into an old story and follows her wherever she leads." 

    Publishers Weekly, starred review 



    "A fun, fractured adventure." 

    School Library Journal 



    "The sprightly, scribbly watercolor illustrations particularize the characters...Varied type size give the reader-aloud lots of performance hints." 

    Horn Book Magazine 


    "Heapy captures exactly the sort of afternoon very little storytime listeners long for...audiences will love seeing how a mere toddler can make even a mighty wolf feel sheepish." 



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