by Joan Holub, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: Sep 24, 2013
Source: sent by publisher
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Summary from goodreads.com:
Acclaimed writer Joan Holub and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet team up in this hilarious and exuberant retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, in which a brave, little red pencil finds her way through the many perils of writing a story, faces a ravenous pencil sharpener (the Wolf 3000)... and saves the day.
This is such a fun picture book! There is so much to see and read on every page. It doesn't follow the typical picture book format. I think kids will really love reading this, since it is so interactive with all the things to see on each page.
The story is a retelling of Red Riding Hood, from an all new perspective. Red herself is now a number 2 pencil going to school, and the wolf is an evil pencil sharpener that has captured Principal Granny! Red has a basket packed with words. She uses different words to help her along in her journey.
The story and the illustrations in the book are non-stop fun, while being quite educational about words and sentence structure. And the best part of all, is the overall message of bravery!
Bottom Line: This is such a fun book, it's one that you and the little ones in your life won't want to miss.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.