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Federico and the Wolf

Rebecca J. Gomez, Elisa Chavarri (Illustrator)


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Clever Federico outsmarts el lobo in this fresh and funny Mexican-American take on Little Red Riding Hood.

With his red hoodie on and his bicycle basket full of food, Federico is ready to visit Abuelo. But on the way, he meets a hungry wolf. And now his grandfather bears a striking resemblance to el lobo...

Fortunately, Federico is quick and clever—and just happens to be carrying a spicy surprise! Federico drives the wolf away, and he and Abuelo celebrate with a special salsa. Recipe included.

Praise For Federico and the Wolf

"Gomez delivers a fresh and creative retelling of 'Little Red Riding Hood.'....A delightful picture book with animated illustrations that are sure to attract readers.?"  — School Library Journal (starred review)

"A lively, playful take on a classic."  — Booklist

"A reboot of the classic tale of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ brings new flavors to an old favorite. Chavarri's vibrant illustrations include plenty of colorful details for observant readers. The infusion of Spanish words on almost every page works perfectly with the settings and adds cultural specificity to Federico's journey to visit his abuelo. Bright visuals and culinary elements with appeal to readers seeking a twist on the familiar."  — Kirkus Reviews

Clarion Books, 9781328567789, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 19, 2020

About the Author

Rebecca Gomez co-authored two picture books with Corey Rosen Schwartz, What About Moose and Hensel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks. She lives in Nebraska with her husband, their three kids, two poodles, and a parrotlet.

Elisa Chavarri is originally from Lima, Peru, and lives in Northern Michigan, with her husband, daughter, and son. She has illustrated several picture books, including Rainbow Weaver and Maybe Mother Goose