#blogbookaday: Little Red Riding Sheep

20 May

Little Red Riding Sheep.jpgSummary:  “The beloved classic, Little Red Riding Hood, has never had a cuter, more enthusiastic star than Arnold in this witty picture book that’s perfect for reading aloud.

Arnold is an eager young sheep who is excited to be in his very first book. No problem-o! Except he’s a bit big and fluffy to play Little Red Riding Hood, and he’s a tiny bit scared of the deep dark woods. Oh, and he has a friend who would be just perfect as Granny…perhaps the author wouldn’t mind a few suggestions?” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: The author is all set to write a book, when Arnold the sheep decides he wants to be a part of the story, the only problem… he’s not a girl. But, the author decides to go with it, creating a really fun version of Little Red Riding Hood. This story is simple in style to Chester by Mélanie Watt. These stories are so much fun to read when the author becomes a part of the story and their characters start trying to run the show. Kids will enjoy this story, especially if they are already familiar with the original. You could even pick up a couple different versions of Little Red Riding Hood and compare and contrast the stories.

Personal Reaction: I’m a huge fan of Cale Atkinson’s work – his use of deep, rich colors and his adorable characters. He’s able to combine bright, neon colors with deep, rich tones to make great layers, very reminiscent of animated kids’ shows, which makes sense when you learn that not only is he an illustrator, but also an animator. This would be a fun read aloud for two readers – one could be the narrator and the other Arnold, the sheep.

Title: Little Red Riding Sheep
Author: Linda Ravin Lodding
Illustrator: Cale Atkinson
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 8, 2017

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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