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Little Red Reading Hood

Written by Lucy Rowland

Illustrated by Ben Mantle

Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers Traditional Tales

LoveReading View on Little Red Reading Hood

The story of Little Red Riding Hood gets an inventive, original reworking in this lively picture book. Little Red Reading Hood is never happier than with her nose in a book – and that’s not a typo, Reading is definitely this little girl’s middle name. Taking a book back to the library she runs into the Big Bad Wolf and, ignoring her mother’s warning to stay on the path, lets him persuade her to stop and read for a bit. He meanwhile dashes ahead to the library and ties up the librarian. Red is set to end up as a tasty snack until she suggests to the wolf that he rewrite the ending of this particular story. Written in cheerful verse and splendidly illustrated by Ben Mantle, this celebration of stories and the imagination is great fun to read aloud and perfect for sharing.  ~ Andrea Reece


Little Red Reading Hood Synopsis

Whilst leaving footpaths should NEVER be done, Straying from stories is all sorts of fun!Little Red Reading Hood LOVES reading books and making up stories of her own. When she meets a cunning wolf while on her way to the library, he convinces her to stray from the path and read for a little while. But hasn't she read this in a story before? Perhaps it's time she came up with a new ending . . .

A contemporary and fun take on the classic fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood. Created by incredible new picture book partnership, Lucy Rowland and Ben Mantle, Little Red Reading Hood will inspire children, and adults, about the magic of books and reading.

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ISBN: 9781509825226
Publication date: 25/01/2018
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509825226
Publication date: 25th January 2018
Author: Lucy Rowland
Illustrator: Ben Mantle
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Traditional Tales
Recommendations: Reluctant Readers

About Lucy Rowland

Lucy Rowland grew up in Cheltenham and gained a degree in Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Reading before becoming a children's speech and language therapist in South London where she now lives. Lucy has loved reading and listening to poetry from a young age and has turned her passion into writing picture book stories with quirky characters and irresistible rhythms. Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet is Lucy's first picture book with Macmillan.

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