Carmine

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Carmine

A Little More Red

By Melissa Sweet

Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780618387946, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2005

Description

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.



Praise For Carmine

"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."

Publishers Weekly

"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