Red Riding Hood

by Marshall, James, 1942-1992.

Format: Book on CD 2004
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Audio Visual j CD KIT RED
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Picture Books LOST AND PAID
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Retells the adventures of a little girl who meets a wolf in the forest on her way to visit her grandmother.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4-7. Marshall's version of this familiar story is characterized by droll humor that's found in both the illustrations and the text. His broad-faced, homely Red Riding Hood and his nefarious wolf appear as comic figures, even as the wolf's evil doings get under way. Even Granny, whom we see only briefly before the wolf devours her, seems the sort of crotchety fussbudget who won't come to serious harm. In this version, the wolf eats both Granny and Red Riding Hood but is caught by a hunter who overhears him snoring after his meal and observes, ``That doesn't sound like Granny!'' The pictures, line and watercolor drawings, play up the artist's preference for sly humor. They are visually dramatic as well, as their compositions instantly focus the eye on the pertinent action. The picture of the satiated wolf lounging on Granny's wing chair is particularly funny. When comedy is the folklore preference, this story will go down easily. DMW. 398.2'1 Fairy tales / Folklore Germany [CIP] 86-16722"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "``Granny isn't feeling up to snuff today,'' so Red Riding Hood is on her way to the other side of the woods. The well-mannered wolf has a charming straw hat; he takes the trusting little girl by the hand. ``Surprise!'' he cries upon entering granny's chambers. And with the gusto of an uninvited guest, he gobbles her up, with dreams of the ``dessert'' ahead. After-dinner mints and a siesta follow, but the brave hunter arrives at an inconvenient moment and spoils the wolf's fun. This is a fresh retelling that invigorates the spirit of the classic tale without wreaking havoc with its fundamental structure. Marshall's Red Riding Hood is irresistibly vulnerable. An utterly funny version in which the lesson obviously has been learned: a final shot shows Red declining the kind offer of another friendly carnivore. Ages 4-8. (September) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Weston Woods read-along CD.
Subjects Wolves -- Folklore.
Fairy tales.
Folklore -- Germany.
Stories in rhyme.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [Weston, Conn.] :Weston Woods,2004
Other Titles Little Red Riding Hood.
Contributors Donnelly, Donal.
Troost, Ernest V.
Weston Woods Studios.
Participants/Performers Read by Donal Donnelly.
Language English
Notes Complete and unabridged.
Compact disc.
Track 1 has page-turning signals, track 2 has no signals.
Text copyright 1987 by James Marshall.
Soundtrack copyright 1991 by Weston Woods Studios, Inc.
Music composed by Ernest V. Troost.
Description 1 audio disc (approximately 16 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm)
ISBN 0439722748 (CD)
9780439722742 (CD)
0140546936 (pbk.)
9780140546934 (pbk.)
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