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Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

Written by Alex T. Smith

Illustrated by Alex T. Smith

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An exuberant, multicultural twist on the traditional fairytale; Illustrated and told with his usual witty aplomb and winning the 3-6 UKLA Book Award

Winner of the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 3 - 6 year old category.

Little Red Riding Hood transposed to an African town setting where a lion is really no match for a clever small girl. The inventive layout of the text and its relationship to the witty, beautifully coloured illustrations really enhance the child friendly storytelling. The empowering portrayal of different cultures and a heroine who is not a naive victim ensure that this will become a classic for the classroom and the nursery. A wonderfully engaging classic fairy tale with a twist by the bestselling Alex T. Smith.

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Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion Synopsis

Little Red sets off to visit her auntie who is poorly. She walks under the giraffes, over the sleepy crocodiles, past the enormous elephants and the chattering monkeys. Then a Very Hungry Lion approaches Little Red, wanting to gobble her up. But despite all the cunning plans by Lion, Little Red outsmarts him and soon has him saying sorry and eating doughnuts instead.

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ISBN: 9781407143903
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Scholastic Press an imprint of Scholastic
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781407143903
Publication date: 7th May 2015
Author: Alex T. Smith
Illustrator: Alex T. Smith
Publisher: Scholastic Press an imprint of Scholastic
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers

About Alex T. Smith

A World Book Day Author 2019   Alex T. Smith has drawn and written stories since he could hold a pencil. After considering several career options (space traveller, cake maker, professional rabbit), Alex decided to train to do the job he’d wanted to do since he was five - an illustrator specializing in the world of children’s publishing.   Alex graduated with a first-class degree in Illustration in 2006 and also won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration in his final year. Since then Alex has gone on to work for a wide variety of clients, ...

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