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Red Riding Hood

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
"Dryly amusing, low-keyed pictures--showing a prim and innocent heroine and a sly, leering world--set the tone for a fresh version of a famous tale".--The Horn Book. Three-color illustrations.
Paperback, 42 pages
Published 1990 by Aladdin Paperbacks (first published 1977)
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Miriam
Jun 20, 2011 Miriam rated it really liked it
What is even better than Gorey illustrations? Gorey with red highlights!

Actually this wasn't Gorey at his best -- I was a little surprised it wasn't darker -- but I still enjoyed it. The rhyming text was very faithful to the original Grimm version, but fun and sly. It was sometimes a bit awkward, feeling as if it had been translated from another language, but there was no note to that effect.
Amber
Mar 15, 2015 Amber rated it liked it
One thing about this book that made it an interesting read was that it was told in verse. I think this made it more enjoyable and would probably make it easier for children to read as well. As far as the story, I had never heard the story of Red Riding Hood told in that way. I liked this version of it, even though it was not the version I was used to. I think that is another reason I enjoyed it more, since it was not something that I was used to.
Jordan Williams
Mar 17, 2015 Jordan Williams rated it liked it
I have always read this story growing up. I have heard many different versions. However, I do not feel comfortable reading this to children. this aversion had a hunter CUT grandma out of the wolf, then he cut the wolf open and stuck a boulder inside him. I am not familiar with this version and I am not sure I even enjoyed it. Not recommended for young children, or anybody for that matter.
Cheryl
Nov 06, 2008 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: K-2
Illustrated with lovely, monochromatic illustrations by Edward Gorey (beige and red), the book has a nostalgic feel. I couldn't help reading it with a rap intonation, though, lending it a more contemporary edge. I do have trouble with this version of the wolf's comeuppance (probably more true to the original Grimm's version) and prefer a more gentle conclusion.
Mandy E
Feb 06, 2012 Mandy E rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-babes
Of course I love Gorey's illustrations, as always, but it was de Regniers delightful verse (which ought to be read in grand dramatic style, I feel) that really captivated both me and the twins.
Edmund Davis-Quinn
May 19, 2014 Edmund Davis-Quinn rated it liked it
Shelves: library, children-s
Don't remember this more grisly version closer to the Grimm brothers.

Solid story, I do like Edward Gorey's drawings.

This is a story very often retold.
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