Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion (Hardcover)

By Alex T. Smith

Scholastic Press, 9780545914383, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 26, 2016

List Price: 17.99*
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Little Red is on her way to visit Auntie Rosie with a basket of goodies and some spot medicine. Along the way she meets the Very Hungry Lion. The Lion is eager to gobble up Little Red. The Lion's plan doesn't work out the way he wanted.

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion is a fractured fairy tale version of Little Red Riding Hood. It's a classic fairy tale with a safari twist!

Alex T. Smith's fun, bold art brings Little Red Riding Hood to life in a refreshing new way that will delight young readers.

About the Author

Alex T. Smith is the author and illustrator of the Claude series. He lives in the UK. Visit him online at

Praise For Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

Praise for Little Red and the Very Hungry Lionby Alex T. Smith

* "Great storytelling braided with lively color and a culturally affirming accent makes this book a real standout." Kirkus Reviews

* "Spectacular, zingy, warm colors, an African setting, fantastic comic timing, and cartoonish, acrobatic lines infuse this updated take on a classic tale with maximum humor and energy. This hilarious retelling is destined for repeat reads." -- Publisher's Weekly

Praise for Home by Alex T. Smith:

"A clever story, but what really makes this pop are Smith's full-color illustrations, which depict each fantasy in thought bubbles crammed with hysterically funny details. Great for reading aloud or for savoring alone." -- Booklist

"Smith keeps the story zipping along, effectively using repeating phrases, story elements, and scenarios. The pages teem with digitized colors, textures, and photos, but the overall atmosphere is quiltlike and cozy. It's a persuasive argument for finding creative solutions to problems instead of walking away." -- Publishers Weekly

Praise for Claude in the City by Alex T. Smith:

"There's much to love in this resurrection of the cheerful city chronicle of the '60s." -- Publishers Weekly