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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

"In this witty version of the classic fairy tale, set among America's amber waves of grain, Grandma drives a tractor and doesn't think much of pesky predators," said PW. Ages 5-10.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 3?The subtitle tells readers that this is not the traditional "Little Red Riding Hood." Here, our heroine wears a hooded red jacket while bike riding. Knowing Grandma "gets crabby in the heat," she decides to take her muffins and lemonade. Along the way, she meets the wolf, who, of course, decides to race Little Red to Grandma's house. Instead of the expected frail, bedridden old woman, he finds a feisty, muffin-baking, tractor-driving grandmother who puts that big bad wolf in his place. Once reformed, he becomes Grandma's baking assistant. (The muffin recipe is included.) Little Red learns her lesson about talking to strangers. Readers will delight in the comical tale and unpredictable plot twists. Ernst's now familiar large colorful line-and-wash paintings featuring cartoon characters are a perfect complement to the playful story. The spirited illustrations and rollicking narrative make this an ideal read-aloud choice.?Heide Piehler, Shorewood Public Library, WI
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 580L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689821913
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689821912
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Customer Reviews

The story line isn't terrible.
A mom of 2
The wolf was "looking for the frail, loony, muffin-baking granny" ... and was grabbed by his suspenders by this tractor-driving granny.
retired teacher
This book is very cute and a little different than the traditional story.
Skittles

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 5, 1999
Format: Paperback
What would the Brothers Grimm say if they could read this? Could they have predicted a savvy bike-riding "Little Red"; or a Muffin-Loving Wolf; or a liberated, tough-talking Granny, who is also a very good cook? How could they object to such a delightful interpretation of their sometimes gruesome story? Kids love this book, and so do I!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By VReviews VINE VOICE on April 22, 2011
Format: Paperback
Children absolutely love twists on the old fairy tales, and there are now many versions that provide new perspectives, and teaching moments to these classics. Students can make comparisons between the traditional and the new, as well as delve into the study of perception (how does our understanding of the story influence our predictions), perspective or point of view (whose telling the story and does that change how we feel about the character).

In Lisa Campbell Ernst's tale, all the key story language elements are included, they are just switched up and given alternate explanations. So Little Red Riding Hood is so named because she always wears a red hooded sweatshirt. The wolf does indeed smell a delicious smell, but in this case it's the homemade muffins that Little Red is taking to her grandma. Little Red does ignore her mother's warning and talks to a stranger (wolf), but he doesn't want to eat Little Red. There is a grandma in the story, but she is one tough old bird, and quickly takes Wolf down; and along the way it is the Wolf who speaks the classic lines about the eyes, and ears. In the end, no one dies, and it's a positive "win-win" for all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A mom of 2 on October 13, 2014
Format: Paperback
I'm glad I read this book before my kids. Little Red Riding Hood takes lemonade and muffins to grandma because she gets crabby in the heat. The book talks about "country bumpkins" and "dim-witted hicks" in reference to those who live in the area. The wolf moved to the prairie from the city and apparently has no respect for others. I had no desire to explain to my children what "Grandma's obviously off her rocker, wandering around in the heat. Muddled brains are so easy to persuade" means. I mean, I know the wolf is called a bully but it works out great for him in the end as he gets all of the muffins he wants. Grandma never does trust him completely though.
The story line isn't terrible. I like the new take on the old story. But the amount of insults in this book are ridiculous.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 18, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Cute and witty! I checked this book out at the library to read to my boys and wound up buying it for my grandmother! For all tractor-driving grannies or people who love them, this book is a big hit! I love the recipie in back, too. (Great literature tie-in activity!)
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By Derek on August 14, 2013
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Cute book that has a wonderful twist to the original story. Great read aloud to teach spin-offs to any age group.
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The wolf was "looking for the frail, loony, muffin-baking granny" ... and was grabbed by his suspenders by this tractor-driving granny. I don't know who enjoyed this more - my granddaughter or me! The illustrations and surprise ending are perfect.
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By dancer12 on January 8, 2009
Format: Paperback
Lisa Campbell Ernst pulls off another great fractured fairy tale! Read this one to celebrate biking, a new version of the "hood," and a fabulous ending! No one's eating this grandma!!
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