Little Red Writing

Little Red Writing Cover

Little Red Writing

By Joan Holub; Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9780811878692, 36pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2013

Acclaimed writer Joan Holub and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet team up in this hilarious and exuberant retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, in which a brave, little red pencil finds her way through the many perils of writing a story, faces a ravenous pencil sharpener (the Wolf 3000)... and saves the day.

About the Author
Joan Holub is the New York Times bestselling author of Mighty Dads. She is also author and/or illustrator of over 130 other books for children, including author of the picture books Zero the Hero and Little Red Writing, a School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013, and is coauthor of the bestselling Goddess Girls and Grimmtastic Girls middle grade series. She has two cats named Chip and Boo.

Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than eighty children s books, including the Caldecott Honor books "The Right Word "and "A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams" both written by Jen Bryant. She also wrote and illustrated "Tupelo Rides the Rails"; "Carmine: A Little More Red", which was a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children s Book; and "Balloons Over Broadway", a picture book biography that was named a 2011 "Publishers Weekly" Best Nonfiction Picture Book. When she is not in her studio, Melissa can be found taking an art class, hiking with her dogs, or riding her bicycle. She lives with her family in Rockport, Maine.

Praise For Little Red Writing

" A perfect prompt for beginning writers to borrow from Little Red's basket of words and try their own stories."--Book Links, 2013 Lasting Connections

School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of the Year

Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2013

"What a CLEVER, CLEVER story!"-- I Love to Read and Write Reviews

"This is an A-plus venture all the way, one that celebrates words and stories and is sure to entertain wannabe writers."--BookPage

"This clever retelling of Little Red Riding Hood is quite the story in itself, and also gives children a framework on how to write their own stories."--Library Media Connection

"This clever adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood has so many levels of creativity and learning... Every elementary teacher should have this book to begin their writing units."--Play on Words

"The youngest of readers will appreciate this gorgeous tree-shaped board

"Style, humor, and solid writing advice."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"So rich in words and wry humor-written and visual-that one reading just isn't enough."-School Library Journal, starred review

"Reluctant writers will relate to this fun tale of defeating doubt and will gain confidence to share their words, no matter what the obstacles."--Lee Littlewood, Cretor's Syndicate

"Packs several grammar lessons into a story borrowed heavily from Little Red Riding Hood."--Cool Mom Picks

"Full of fun and information. Teachers and aspiring young writers will embrace this lively story."-The Horn Book Magazine

"Every writers' group should start with this story."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Every elementary teacher should have this book to begin their writing units."-- Play on Words

"An easy, winning prompt for beginning writers to abandon their fears and take up pencils of their own."-Booklist

"A very funny picture book that, I guarantee you, lots of savvy teachers will be eagerly sharing with students as part of the process of teaching creative writing." - Richie Partington MLIS, Richie's Picks

"A fun twist on the familiar "Little Red Riding Hood" fairy tale and a word lover's delight."--Common Sense Media