Little Red Writing
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
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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.
Joan Holub has hundreds of pencils. Some are red. Others are glittery, sporty, or full of holiday cheer. They are all super sharp and good at writing books. They've helped Joan write more than 130 books, including Zero the Hero and Knuckleheads. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Melissa Sweet has illustrated nearly 100 children's books, including the Caldecott Honor–winning River of Words and the Sibert Medal–winning Balloons Over Broadway. When not in her studio, Melissa loves to ride her bicycle and hike with her two dogs, Rufus and Nellie. She lives in Rockport, Maine.
"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
" 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
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"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 book.--WorkingMother.com
"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