#blogbookaday: The Little Red Fort

9 Jul

The Little Red Fort.jpgSummary:  “Ruby’s mind is always full of ideas. One day, she finds some old boards and decides to build something. She invites her brothers to help, but they just laugh and tell her she doesn’t know how to build.

“Then I’ll learn,” she says. And she does! When she creates a dazzling fort that they all want to play in, it is Ruby who has the last laugh. With sprightly text and winsome pictures, this modern spin on the timeless favorite The Little Red Hen celebrates the pluck and ingenuity of young creators everywhere!” (Taken from Amazon)

Review: Based on the folktale, The Little Red Hen, this story is about working hard to create something on your own and then everyone, too busy before to help, wanting to be a part of the finished product. Ruby finds some old boards and wants to build something, but her bothers are too busy to help her – that is, until she’s created a fort in the backyard that they all want to play in.

Personal Reaction: I loved this cute story about a girl who wouldn’t let the word, “no” stop her from trying something new and exploring ideas. I loved how the adults in her life supported and helped her when she needed it and that in the end, she was willing to share her new fort with her brothers. This is a story of perseverance and creativity that will definitely inspire your own builders to create a fort to play in!

Title: The Little Red Fort
Author: Brenda Maier
Illustrator: Sonia Sanchez
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: March 27, 2018

#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!


One Response to “#blogbookaday: The Little Red Fort”

  1. cynthiahm July 13, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

    This looks like a wonderful story. I love stories that empower children.

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