Sunday, December 11, 2016

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
By Alex T. Smith
Scholastic, 2016. Picture Book.

"This is Little Red. Today she is going to be gobbled up by a lion... Well, that's what he thinks is going to happen anyway." So begins this charming African retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood story. In this version, Little Red sets out across the savanna to deliver spot medicine to her Auntie, passing under giraffes, over crocodiles, and past chattering monkeys. When she arrives at her Auntie's house, Little Red is not tricked for a minute by the Very Hungry Lion and his Very Naughty Plan -- and instead she tricks him into learning some manners. This beautiful and brightly colored fairy tale is very humorous and fun for kids and grown-ups.

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