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The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma
by Diane Fox and Christyan Fox


Overview - A comical twist on "Little Red Riding Hood" told by Cat and Dog
Cat starts reading "Little Red Riding Hood" and explains, "It's a story about a little girl who always wears a red cape with a hood."
Dog says, "COOL I love stories about superheroes. What's her special power?"
Cat says, "She doesn't have any special powers.
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More About The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma by Diane Fox; Christyan Fox
 
 
 
Overview
A comical twist on "Little Red Riding Hood" told by Cat and Dog
Cat starts reading "Little Red Riding Hood" and explains, "It's a story about a little girl who always wears a red cape with a hood."
Dog says, "COOL I love stories about superheroes. What's her special power?"
Cat says, "She doesn't have any special powers. It's not that kind of a story."
And then the fun ensues
The zany, fun back-and-forth of Dog and Cat celebrates the joy of reading -- and questioning. Young children will cheer Dog's persistent questions as well as Cat's dedication to keep telling the story.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780545694810
  • ISBN-10: 0545694817
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press
  • Publish Date: August 2014
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fairy Tales & Folklore - Adaptations
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Pets

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-06-02
  • Reviewer: Staff

In this story-about-a-story, the husband-and-wife Foxes (Tyson the Terrible) draw a bossy, teacher-ish cat and an irrepressible pup arguing their way through a reading of Little Red Riding Hood. “Cool! I love stories about superheroes,” the pup says, imagining that Little Red Riding Hood’s cape is part of a Superman-style outfit. “What’s her special power?” “She doesn’t have any special powers,” says the cat primly. “It’s not that kind of a story.” But the dog is undeterred. “She’s not very bright, is she?” he complains. “I mean, if there were a wolf dressed up as MY Grandma, I might have noticed right away.” Simple line drawings à la Sandra Boynton give the animals adorably large snouts and tiny bodies, while lots of white space and props that come and go give the story a theatrical feel, as if the two were doing improv. There’s plenty of subversive laughter, and a sly turn at the end when the cat’s bloodthirsty account of the climax exposes the dog’s tenderer feelings: “Are you absolutely sure this is a children’s book?” he asks. Ages 4–8. Agent: Marilyn Malin Consultancy. (Aug.)

 
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