Title: Ninja Red Riding Hood Author: Corey Rosen Schwartz Illustrator: Dan Santat Published: July 10th 2014 by Putnam Juvenile Format: Hardcover; Pgs 40 Genre: Children's Ages: Age Range: 3 - 5 years; Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
A big book that brought a smile to my face just by looking at the cover.
Told in rhyme, the reader is taken back to the wolf of Three Little Pigs fame and how he is down on his luck and cannot get a decent meal. The wolf takes himself to Ninja school so those pesky meals will end up on his plate.
Then out of nowhere, Red Riding Hood appears on her way to Grandma’s house and the wolf thinks up a new plan. Little did he know that this sweet girl had her own training and Gran is no pushover either.
They say you can catch more flies with honey, but sometimes a girl needs to grapple and sideswipe and twist to convince a wolf to give up his red meat eating ways.
We loved this book. It was adorable, exciting and laugh aloud funny.