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Red Riding Hood by James Marshall
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Jul 14, 10

"Little Red Riding Hood" retold and illustrated by James Marshall was an updated version of the original story. The illustartions are very cartoonish and something that I think kids can relate to. The lesson of the story is not to be so trusting of others. Little Red Riding Hood learns this lesson the hard way. This is a story I would introduce to elementary students to teach a lesson on being too trusting. You could also use this book with junior high students to compare and contrast the different versions of the story. I thought this was a cute book and I really enjoyed the updated illustrations. I thought it made the story a little more friendly.

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message 1: by Toby (new)

Toby I like your idea about giving upper elementary kids the opportunity to compare & contrast different versions. I wonder, since James Marshall does cartoon-y illustrations, how the story ended? I assume there was no wolf roasting in the pigs' pot...but if there was, would that be an example of imbalance between the text and the illustrations?

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