[This review is based on the ARC (Advance Reader Copy) digital edition published by Kids Can Press Ltd. in 2014.]
So what’s it about?
Ruby’s mom sends her to the nearby woods to gather raspberries for a snack. Ruby puts on the red cloak her grandma made her, which turns her into Super Red Riding Hood, and walks into the woods with her lunchbox and a flashlight. She’s picking berries when a big, bad wolf approaches! Ruby tries to run away and ends up sitting in a tree when the wolf tells her that he just wanted some of her raspberries. Will she share her snack? Will the wolf let her go home? How will their standoff end?
What did we think of the book?
Super Red Riding Hood is simply a fun retelling of the classic children’s story. The artwork was beautiful and easy for Joshua to examine, and the story was simple to follow. Joshua liked that Ruby and the wolf shared the raspberries, and he wanted to wear a cape like Ruby’s (because we’re on a superhero kick right now). I liked that Ruby had to be brave in the face of the wolf, much like a superhero would. Overall, a nice book!
Would we add it to Joshua’s bookshelf?
Sure. If you like classic fairy tales, this may be a worthy addition to your child’s bookshelf!