Little Roja Riding Hood (Hardcover)
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 9780399247675, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 10, 2014
Winner of a Pura Belpre Honor for Illustration
While Roja picks flowers on the way to her grandma's, a mean wolf sneaks away with her cape to surprise Abuelita. But Grandma's no fool and Roja's no ordinary chica. They send that hungry lobo packing with a caliente surprise!
This spirited retelling of Little Red Riding Hood has accessible Spanish rhymes and fresh illustrations, with hip cultural details throughout.
About the Author
Susan Guevara (susanguevara.com) won the Pura Belpre Award for Illustration for her work in Chato's Kitchen and Chato and the Party Animals. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Praise For Little Roja Riding Hood…
“An inventive spin on a familiar tale, this will stand up to repeated readings and viewings.” –Horn Book, starred review
“This book has a flair all its own . . . . Elya’s engaging text features plenty snappy rhymes and plenty of contextual clues for Spanish words . . . Guevara’s illustrations provide a lot to see.” --School Library Journal
“This spirited interpretation of a classic fairy tale successfully mixes magic and reality, as well as Spanish and English words.”—Kirkus Reviews
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