Friday, February 25, 2011

The True Story of LIttle Red Riding Hood


The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood
by Agnese Baruzzi
Templar Books, 2009. Unpaged. Picture book.

This little novelty book is actually the prequel to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. It is tons of fun to read because each page has some kind of novelty that adds to the story, such as a newspaper that unfolds, or a spinning disc that changes the color of Little Red's face. It begins with a letter from the wolf to Little Red that you actually take out of an envelope and read. In it, he asks her to help him reform and become good. Little Red is more than happy to help, and so Wolf becomes a vegetarian and learns to work and do good deeds. However, when Wolf gets more votes than Little Red in the "Who is nicer" opinion poll, she starts to plot her revenge. When you are done reading it you won't feel too bad about what happens at the end of the original Little Red Riding Hood tale.

We don't have many books like this (with pop-ups and removable parts) on our shelves, so if you want to check this out, maybe you'd better hurry while its pop-ups still pop. :)

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