Little Red Riding Hood straps on ice skates in this fractured fairy tale! A figure-skating enthusiast, Little Red has worn out her skates and must win a pairs competition to earn new ones. But who will be her partner? The Dish is already skating with the Spoon, and Hansel has Gretel. You won’t believe what big eyes, sharp teeth, and furry paws her partner has . . . all the better to spin her with!
October 27, 2015
Up to Kindergarten
Lexile: AD590L | Fountas/Pinnell: M
Street magic performer. Hog-calling champion. Award-winning ice sculptor. These are all things TARA LAZAR has never been (though she was a champion figure skater!). Instead, she writes quirky, humorous picture books featuring magical places that adults never find. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two young daughters. If they had a dog, it would be a small white fluffy thing named Schluffy.
TROY CUMMINGS has been writing and illustrating since he was a little kid. Among other things, he’s the creator of Giddy-Up, Daddy!
, the tale of a man mistaken for a horse, and The Eensy-Weensy Spider Freaks Out! (Big-Time!)
, another creative spin-off (pun intended) of a favorite kids’ rhyme. He lives in Greencastle, Indiana, with his nice family and mean cat.
PRAISE FOR LITTLE RED GLIDING HOOD:
"The reliably fun concept of odd-couple ice skaters is perfectly meshed into a clever narrative enhanced by candy-colored artwork ripe with inside jokes. This one begs to be read, both over the river and through the woods." —Booklist
"An icy enchanted forest is home to a bevy of fairy tale characters, including Little Red Gliding Hood, an ice skater set on winning a new pair of skates in a skating competition. Lazar packs her story with fairy tale-based jokes....Cummings's cartoons feel as slick as ice, creating a playful backdrop for Lazar's wintry nursery rhyme punning." —Publisher's Weekly
"No skating on thin ice here--it's a winner." —Kirkus Reviews
"A wonderful winter-themed fractured fairy tale with so many clever details that kids will want to read again and again." —School Library Journal