Friday, June 20, 2014

Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz, Book Review

By: Corey Rosen Schwartz
Illustrated by: Dan Santat
Published by: G.P. Putnam & Sons
To Be Released on: July 10th, 2014
Ages: 5 & up
Source: book from publisher to review
Rating: 5 Owlets - We LOVED It
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Companion to the hit The Three Ninja Pigs, this fractured fairy tale is a sure-fire storytime hit.

Wolf just can’t catch a break! Ever since the three little pigs started teaching everyone Ninja skills, huffing and puffing just hasn’t been enough to scare up a good meal. 

His craving for meat sends Wolf to classes at the dojo, and soon he’s ready to try out his new moves. A little girl and her tiny granny should be easy targets—right?

Not if Little Red has anything to say about it! Kiya!

A must have fractured fairy tale. This book is fantastic and has it all! Plenty of laughs, action and is a great story kids of all ages will enjoy. 

Who knew the Little Red, her Grandmother and the Wolf were ninjas? In this laugh out loud version they are. Unlike the original Little Red Riding, this Red evenly matches the Wolf. That is until her Gran arrives, and the two of them out match the Wolf. Don't worry, this Wolf learns a lesson and gets his own happy ending. 

We loved this book! Ninja Red Riding Hood has found it's place on our shelf of favorite children's books. This is an entertaining read. With rhyming text, laugh out loud moments, and great illustrations this easy to read book will keep it's readers engaged the entire time. 

This is a book I'd highly recommend picking up. I am looking forward to reading more fractured fairytales from Corey and Dan. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~