Little Red Riding Hood by Lari Don

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Little Red Riding Hood loves to visit her Granny's cottage in the forest. Her mother warns her to go straight to Granny's, but when she meets a handsome grey wolf, she doesn't see the harm in stopping for a chat. Scottish storyteller Lari Don's retelling of this well-loved tale is lively and exciting with a wolf who is just scary enough for younger children to enjoy. Célia Chauffrey's finely detailed paintings create an enticing world of quirky characters in a dark and mysterious forest. Comes with storytime CD featuring narration of the text by beloved English actress Imelda Staunton.
 

About Lari Don

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Lari Don was brought up in Scotland, beside a distillery, a river and a railway line, giving her lots of opportunities for incredibly dangerous outdoor games. She was the Scottish National Party's Press Officer for many exciting and sleepless years and then a researcher and producer at BBC Radio Scotland. She won the Canongate Prize in 2001, and a Royal Mail award for her book "First Aid for Fairies" in 2008. She now lives in Leith, and works as a fulltime writer and storyteller.
 
Published October 1, 2012 by Barefoot Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Don’s text, true to earlier versions with a hunter rescuing Red and stones sewn into the wolf’s belly, is clearly moralist, as the hunter receives cakes for his good deed, Granny learns to lock her door, and Red no longer talks to strangers.

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Atmospheric illustrations--lush, dark and mysterious--will lure daring readers into this retelling of a classic tale.

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Against this Persian carpet of a backdrop, Little Red Riding Hood's red cloak jumps out with startling intensity.

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that Little Red Riding Hood StoryChimes presents an extremely sanitized version of the classic Little Red tale.

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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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