A Little More Red
By Melissa Sweet
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618387946, 40pp.)
Publication Date: May 2005
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And, as Carmine takes off on her bicycle with Rufus, that is just what she intends to do. But Carmine is a dreamy painter, always in search of capturing just the right hue in her drawings, and this drawingthe one she begins in a lovely forest clearing just off the path to Granny’smust be her best yet.
Here is a new, lively retelling of a timeless tale with enough twists and turns to keep readers guessing until the very end.
Melissa Sweet is the illustrator of many fine children’s books. Reviewers have described her unique mixed-media illustrations as “exuberant,” “outstanding,” and “a creative delight.” Melissa lives on the beautiful coast of Maine. In addition to writing and painting, she enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. For more information about the author and her work, visit www.melissasweet.net.
"A fetching retelling of Little Red Riding Hood” that also works as an effective alphabet book. . . . The fresh and imaginative mixed-media art imitates the sketchbook of a child artist." --School Library Journal,starred School Library Journal, Starred
"For her authorial debut Sweet . . . offers a colorful, abecedarian take on Little Red Riding Hood. Creative details, both visual and verbal, abound."
"The illustrator tries her hand at words and images in this delightful alphabet and fairytale twist. . . . Besides her vivacious paint and collage pictures, Sweet plays with her love of words." --Kirkus Kirkus Reviews
"the sunny mixed-media artnicely sparked with reds in all their bright varietytells the story beautifully." Horn Book Horn Book
"Reading is believing." New York Times Book Review New York Times Book Review Notable Book