A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Little Red Hot is a creative interpretation of the classic fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood," reworked with a Southwestern regional flare that incorporates a love for spicy food and hot peppers. It offers a strong female role model in Little Red Hot, a self-sufficient girl who likes her peppers hot and doesn't shy away from a little confrontation.
What's the story?
Is it any good?
LITTLE RED HOT is a clever take on a classic fairy tale that incorporates fun Southwestern nods using the humorous, folksy feel of a campfire yarn. Gouache, acrylic, colored pencil paintings collaged on the computer give the illustrations a mixed-media look, while bold colors and offbeat angles emphasize the off-kilter adventure.
Kids who enjoy the "Little Red Riding Hood" story and Texas cuisine or spicy foods will enjoy the familar sizzle and pace of Southwestern life shown here. For others, it's a nice introduction to regional differences. And parents of girls will likely appreciate a headstrong girl role model who can out-pepper even the most stoic of cowboys ... and wolves!
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about spicy foods. Do you like them? Are they popular where you live?
Are you familiar with the "Little Red Riding Hood" fairy tale? How's this version different?
Little Red Hot uses some quick thinking to deal with the wolf. Have you ever had to think fast to handle a problem? What happened? What was the outcome?
- Author: Eric A. Kimmel
- Illustrator: Laura Huliska Beith
- Genre: Fairy Tale
- Topics: Book characters, Fairy tales, Great girl role models, Wild animals
- Book type: Fiction
- Publisher: Two Lions
- Publication date: February 26, 2013
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 6 - 8
- Number of pages: 16
- Available on: Hardback, Kindle
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