Little Red Riding Hood by Jerry Pinkney

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In this inspired rendering of the classic Grimm Brothers folktale, five-time Caldecott Honor winning artist Jerry Pinkney introduced two favorite children's characters to a new generation: the sly, scary wolf and the sweet little girl in her famous red hood. Readers will squeal with delight all over again during that most memorable scene when Little Red Riding Hood declares, "Oh, Grandmamma, what great teeth you have!"

Pinkney's charming, masterfully-wrought illustrations--as warm and cozy as LIttle Red's cloak and as captivating ast he clever wold himself--are sure to lure you into the heart of this treasured tale.
 

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Jerry Pinkney is one of children's literature's most time-honored artists. He has been illustrating children's books for over 40 years and has more than 75 books to his credit. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honor books. He has also won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor three times, and was nominated for the prestigious international Hans Christian Anderson Award. His award-winning books include JOHN HENRY and SAM AND THE TIGERS by Julius Lester and THE TALKING EGGS by Robert D. Sans Souci. His retellings of classic children's tales include Hans Christian Anderson's THE UGLY DUCKLING and LITTLE MATCH GIRL, Rudyard Kipling's RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI, and most recently, LITTLE RED HEN, which was just awarded a New York Times Best Illustrated Book citation. Jerry has also illustrated for a wide variety of major clients, including the First Lady and President of the United States, National Geographic, the National Parks Service, and the U.S. Postal Service.
 
Published October 1, 2007 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A gorgeously illustrated version of the classic tale, this time with a brown-skinned protagonist.

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He intersperses wordless interludes, either single pictures or short sequences, to create a unified story line and finishes with a final view of the dreamer curled up (still in that sailor suit) on a bed of soft leaves and down.

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An expanded version of the familiar rhyme provides an ideal opportunity for Caldecott Medalist Pinkney to create a trio of truly adorable kittens and their long-suffering mother.

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The plot’s traditional, though Red takes “chicken soup and raisin muffins” to Grandmama, and the wolf tempts Red off the path not with standard wildflowers but by suggesting she “collect kindling for a fire.” The setting is winter: Snow covers the ground and trees, while tiny red berries highligh...

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A gorgeously illustrated version of the classic tale, this time with a brown-skinned protagonist.

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Produced in the same generous format as Pinkney's (The Ugly Duckling ) previous retellings of classic tales, this inviting work opens with a view of the hero

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With feathers a-flutter, a determined countenance and straw bonnet tied under her chin, the little red hen cuts quite an appealing figure as she tackles her tasks surrounded by her adorable, fuzzy chicks.

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After climbing into a bird’s nest (a nod to “Rock-a-Bye, Baby,” per Pinkney’s artist’s note) that transforms into a boat, the chipmunk, now wearing a sailor suit, sails into the darkening sky in a dreamlike journey that later has him tumbling into a pond and being rescued by a swan.

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"In this faithful retelling of the classic tale, Pinkney transports the heroine from Andersen's European setting to the bustling city streets and crowded tenements of early 1920s America," said PW in a starred review.

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Other than some squeaks, hoots and one enormous roar, Pinkney's (Little Red Riding Hood ) interpretation of Aesop's fable is wordless—as is its striking cover, which features only a head-on portrait of the lion's face.

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Produced in the same generous format as Pinkney's (The Ugly Duckling ) previous retellings of classic tales, this inviting work opens with a view of the heroine's mother posed very much like Whistler's mother, stitching a certain red cloak as a small window shows snow falling.

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The leering wolf eats the grandmother and then is killed by the heroic woodsman who saves the day.

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If you want to own one version of Little Red Riding Hood other than the original, this is definitely the one to have.

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Little Red Riding Hood goes to visit Grandma but the wolf beats her there.

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