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Little Red and the Crocodile (Fractured Fairytale Book 1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Meet Zara! She’s a smart, friendly, and curious girl who loves to visit her Auntie. This is a FRACTURED version of a famous tale. This retelling of Little Red Riding Hood takes the reader to the Louisiana swamps where we meet a new character in Cory the Crocodile. Will Little Red follow her mother’s rules? Will Cory the Croc succeed? Find out what happens when they meet on ...more
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Published November 15th 2019
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La Coccinelle
Nov 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc, children, netgalley
This isn't really what I was expecting. This is a retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood" set in Louisiana with a crocodile instead of a wolf. It leaves out the characteristic aspects of the story ("What big teeth you have, Grandmother!") and instead relies on people's familiarity with the original tale to get the somewhat preachy point across. (The message is literally spelled out in the last paragraph. Subtle, it isn't.)

I have a few problems with this. First, there's the writing. It's confusing
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
There's a reason why some stories are enduring and continue to amaze and delight through time. Little Red Riding Hood is often attributed to the Brothers Grimm in the 17th Century however evidence suggest that its origins lay much earlier and across several european countries, some as early as the 10th Century! The morals of the story are however what gives it the longevity and are still miraculously pertinent today. Johnsons retelling of the classic is brilliantly updated to resonate with ...more
Carro Herdegen
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kiss-the-book
Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: G
Little Red is excited to visit her aunt over spring break -- too excited to follow her mother’s directions. Not following directions is fun and doesn’t seem to be hurting anyone. What’s the worst that could happen?
While the premise of moving Little Red Riding Hood to a Louisiana swamp sounds fun, I feel like this version doesn’t bring anything new to the story. I also feel that Johnson throws the moral of the story in at the end
Janet Balletta
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Gold Stars for Little Red and the Crocodile

Little Red and the Crocodile by Suzane Johnson is a fractured fairy tale sensation! There are so many wonderful lessons for children in this book. Zara or Little Red as she is nicknamed is off to visit her Aunt Moshee in the swamps of Louisiana. Her mother warns her not to talk to strangers, go straight to her destination, and not to stop and play her friends on the way. She also reminds Little Red to use her manners and say, “please and thank you.”
Suzanne Hare
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Zorra is an independent and friendly child who loves spending time with her aunt. She goes off on a trip to visit her aunt with strict instructions to go straight there. But she forgot and trouble came in the form of a crocodile.
This is a delightful updated version of Little Red Riding Hood with a great message for children. The illustrations are well done and I especially enjoyed the use of red in a black and white picture. The crocodile is not scary looking. The story is exciting and
Crystal Castillo
Dec 05, 2019 rated it liked it

I absolutely loved the artwork and new take on Little Red Riding Hood. However, I had some issues with this story. The story is set in Louisiana, but a Crocodile was chosen to replace the Wolf. There are no Crocodiles in Louisiana, so this story isn't educating children on the wildlife that is actually found in Louisiana. An Alligator could have easily replaced the Crocodile in this story. Also, the pacing seemed off and I felt that there could have been a more fun and less direct way to
Lindsay DeRollo
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fun & unique fairy-tale adventure that kids will love

This is a really cute story for kids that will teach them a valuable lesson about the importance of kindness, obedience and following your heart. With adorable illustrations, this fun adventure will bring about excitement, and is educational at the same time. At the end of the book there are fun facts and illustrations (along with website links) about the state of Louisiana, which is where the story takes place. Highly recommended!
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
*I received a copy from NetGalley for an honest review.

This was such a sweet little story!
I can see kids reading this and really liking it.
And the art was also very cute!
Kim Ann
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cute Story

A cute story with a new take on Little red riding Hood. The illustrations are simple but beautiful your kids will really enjoy reading the story.
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an adventure

My children loved this story. I especially loved it as it was a completely refreshing take. I cant wait to grab a physical copy !!
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Destiny Brown
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T.J. Burns
marked it as to-read
Nov 26, 2019

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