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Little Red Rhyming Hood

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  173 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Because Little Red only speaks in verse, it's tough for her to make friends. The schoolyard bully, Big Brad Wolf, is always picking on her. One day, her grandma shows her a flyer for a poetry contest, and Little Red thinks it could be her big chance to make a friend. But on the day of the contest, Big Brad Wolf sneaks up on Little Red and scares the rhyme right out of her— ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Albert Whitman Company (first published 2019)
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La Coccinelle
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
This is a cute take on the story of Little Red Riding Hood, featuring a little girl in a red hoodie who can't stop rhyming and a bully named Big Brad Wolf. Brad torments Little Red every day, but she tries to ignore him... until one day, he scares the rhymes right out of her and into him! It's the day of the big poetry contest, too. Brad is freaked out by speaking in rhyme, so Little Red agrees to try to help him.

I quite liked this book, except for one line that sort of implies that boys are mea
Sandy Brehl
When a little girl with a natural gift for rhyming is teased by a playground bully, Big Brad Wolf, she confides in her grandma that she longs to talk the everyone else does. Grandma boosts her spirits with a red hoodie and news of a poetry contest. With new-found confidence, Little Red embravces her talent and her new nickname, Little Red Rhyming Hood. She gnores the taunts of Big Brad Wolf.
She hopes to make some friends at the poetry event, but...
Brad finally manages to startle her, and when h
Kayla Angeletti
I absolutely loved this book! This was the fairytale of little red riding hood but with a twist! I had never even heard of this book and I ended up enjoying it. This book was about a girl who wore a red hoodie,which her grandma made, and always rhymed, which was how she got her name. The bad guy in the story is named Big Brad Wolf and he would always bully her until one day he scared her and she couldn’t rhyme anymore but he could. Little Red was having a contest that night so her and Big Brad w ...more
Juliana Lee
Little Red only spoke in rhyme. Mean Brad Wolf teased her every day, but Little Red tried not to let it get to her. Instead she signed up for a poetry contest. The day before the contest, Little Red was so engrossed in her rhyming notebook that she didn't see Brad hiding behind the bushes. Brad jumped out and scared the rhyme right out of her... and into him! Now Red couldn't rhyme and Brad couldn't stop. They had to work together to fix the mix-up and ended up writing poetry for two. Together, ...more
Elizabeth Mellen
Dec 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: daphne
A cute addition to our Little Red Riding Hood unit study, this helped reinforce rhyming. I didn't love that it seemed like the bully was given excuses (like wanting attention and being mean to get it), but it was nice to have a pleasant resolution (instead of someone getting eaten) and the work together to make rhymes was fun. Really enjoyed the art style, and would definitely recommend to someone working on teaching rhyming. ...more
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
This is a cute poetry book about a girl that can only speak in rhymes. This was a relatable story as the girl is in school and someone is bullying her. They teamed up and entered a rhyming contest, which resulted in them winning! A good lesson to teach students about being kind to others and of course teaching them about poetry.

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Aug 21, 2020 rated it liked it
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Viviane Elbee
In this twist on the Little Red Riding Hood tale, Little Red Rhyming Hood always speaks in rhyme, and her nemesis, Big Brad Wolf, likes to tease her. But one day, he scares the rhyme out of her - right before a big poetry contest!
I really enjoyed this book. It has a sweet ending, and the rhyming main character is funny.
The main character has a quirk where she exclusively talks in rhyme. This book has a little bit of a bunch of things: friendship/bullying, social-emotional learning, rhyming couplets. It's cute. I was making a book bundle for the daily high five (read, write, sing, talk, play) and this was the book I grabbed for talking. Rhymers will be readers! ...more
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Little Red wears a hoodie and rhymes all the time. She's bullied for this by Brad Wolf. But when he literally scares the rhyme right out of her, it jumps to him and he rhymes everything he says! The two panic. Red has a poetry contest to participate in...can the duo pair up and work together? ...more
Julie Hedlund
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a rhyming book that NAILS the story in addition to the rhyme. I love the layered themes of friendship, creativity, and teamwork. Not to mention kids will love this fractured version of Little Red Riding Hood. Fun, funny, suspenseful, and heartwarming.
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-the-kids
I enjoyed the illustrations and appreciated the different skin tones & hair colors. My toddlers enjoyed this book, although they don't quite understand rhyming yet, or know the story behind little red riding hood. I bet older kids would appreciate this book better, but we enjoyed it. ...more
Kirsti Call
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Super creative and fun!
Hallie Jackson Brackett
2.75 stars.
Ms Threlkeld
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun twist on a classic tale.
I liked the book, though it was difficult to read, switching back and forth from lines in rhyme to simply lines in the story (not told in rhyme). It didn't flow well. ...more
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
In itself this is not a rhyming book, so my only complaint is that the mix of rhyming and not rhyming feels weirdly jarring.
PottWab Regional Library
Jan 07, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020-new
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A little clunky at the beginning, but a school age teacher could have with this one to start a poetry unity. It was a fun retelling.
Miss Sarah
A young girl who always wears a red hoodie loves to rhyme but one boy from school is constantly trying to scare her. Can they work out their differences? Elementary and up
Carolyn Klassen
Feb 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
Cute story with lots of good messages. Be yourself, be kind, be forgiving, have courage to be loud and expressive. Her big bully, the "wolf," becomes her closest friend and slam poetry companion. ...more
Emily Scarth
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Full of lots of rhymes and then enemies joined together to put them all together into a poem.
Tina Hoggatt
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Clever combination of rhyming and non-rhyming text that presents the conundrum of a girl who only speaks in rhyme and a boy who bullies her. Sweetly resolved.
Margaret Boling
5/19/2020 ~ A thoroughly fun re-imagining of the Little Red tale. Bullying, redemption, rhymes the fit the story.
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fun twist on a classic story!
Aug 22, 2020 rated it liked it
A decent story about being yourself/bullying but it falls into the cliche that many bullying books do where the victim ends up becoming friends with the bully and that’s a cliche I don’t love.
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pb
Brilliant and funny retelling with a surprising twist. Can Little Red and Brad Wolf work together to change things up? The mix of prose and rhyme really makes this story shine.
Note: I received a signed finished copy of this book at ALA Midwinter 2020.
Annamarie Carlson (she, her)
Little Red speaks in rhyme, and Big Brad Woof loves to tease her for it! But when Brad scares her too badly, Red's rhyming tendencies leave her...and jump into Brad instead! ...more
Ashley Adams
"Once there was a little girl who
spoke only in rhyme.
This drew some attention."

This book is awesome. A fresh take on an old theme (or two). An instant favorite.

* * *
There once was a little girl
who liked to give rhyming a whirl.

But when Big Brad Wolf played a mean trick,
out of her and in to him the rhymes stick!

Now they must work together to write a poem,
And being a writer makes Brad Wolf feel at home.
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