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Little Red Riding Hood

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Title: Little Red Riding Hood

Author: Retold by Renee Cloke

Publisher: Award Publication/Usborne

Number of pages: 24/64

Type of Book: Fiction; Fairytale

Age: 0 – 4

Available here: http://www.amazon.com/Ladybird-Tales-Little-Riding-Hood/dp/1409311120/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1463697512&sr=1-1&keywords=little+red+riding+hood+ladybird+tales;  http://www.amazon.com/Touch-Fairy-Little-Riding-Ladybird/dp/1409304493/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=514Zl8vx3-L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=15BZ7EE4Z9KHHVQKBX3T ; http://product.chelisbookazine.com/product/little-red-riding-hood/ ; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Goldilocks-Three-Bears-Usborne-Reading/dp/0746084110;  Free Download here: https://vk.com/doc8069473_212444066?hash=bdc9e2603bc7958ac0&dl=e2e6b90514c43d666b

Price: N500; $2.99; N580; 4.99GBP

MY SUMMARY

Another classic fairytale. Little Red Riding Hood’s Grandma is sick so her mum makes a food basket and asks Little Red to take it to her. She repeatedly warns her not to talk to strangers on the road but Little Red disobeys her mum and talks to the sly fox. Sly fox quickly speeds to Grandma’s house, gobbles her up, changes into Grandma’s clothes and waits for Little Red to arrive so as to eat her up as well. Read the book to find out what became of Little Red, Grandma and the food basket. One of my best lines from the book:

“Grandma, what large teeth you have …” says Little Red

“The better to eat you with.” replies the fox.

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: This was hands down, one of my favourite little girl books! I loved it to pieces! I wanted that red cape too! Red has been my favourite colour since I can remember! Anyway, back to the book. It also introduces kids to the wonderful world of fairy tales! Both have vibrant illustrations but the Ladybird book also has different touch and feels on every page to introduce your toddler to textures. This story has a lesson or two. It teaches little readers that there are consequences for disobedience and talking to strangers. I recommend this book for all kids aged 0 to 4! Older kids can read this too. It’s a board book so it’s sturdy and will survive bites, spills and dunks in water.

DOWN: Depending on the version you read, the end can be sad or not!

RATING

4.5 or 5 Stars.

TRIVIA

  1. This story was first published by Charles Perrault and the Brother’s Grimm.
  2. This story has had at least three different versions with three different endings. In some versions, the fox swallows the grandma and the small girl; in others, it hides the grandma in a closet and doesn’t eat the little girl. Sometimes, the fox swallows the grandma and the little girl whole and a wood cutter rescues them from its stomach, and sometimes, the wood cutter is a hunter!

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

  1. Create your own Little Red Riding Hood book here: https://vk.com/doc8069473_212444066?hash=bdc9e2603bc7958ac0&dl=e2e6b90514c43d666b
  2. Some Little Red Riding Hood activities here: https://vk.com/doc8069473_212444066?hash=bdc9e2603bc7958ac0&dl=e2e6b90514c43d666b
  3. Watch a video here:

CHALLENGE: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Draw and colour the picture of little Red Riding Hood on the cover of the book (4 year olds)

OR

  1. Identify and colour the fox (2-3 year olds)

http://www.coloring-book.info/coloring/coloring.php?id=2408

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 4 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Tuesday, May 31st 2015.

Next Book of the Week:

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

 

 

 

 

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The Emperor’s New Clothes

 

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Title: The Emperor’s New Clothes

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Usborne

Number of pages: 48

Type of Book: Fiction; Classic

Age: 4 – 8

Buy it here: http://product.chelisbookazine.com/product/the-emperors-new-clothes-young-reading-series-1/; http://www.amazon.com/The-Emperors-New-Clothes-Edition/dp/0746067755Free Download here: http://www.townsendpress.com/uploaded_files/tinymce/Library%20Excerpts/Timeless_chap1.pdf

Price: N580; $4.00

MY SUMMARY

This is a classic fairytale that has been retold over and over again about a vain emperor who loved clothes more than anything else in the world. This love bothered on obsession. He was not interested in the affairs of his empire and spent every waking moment ordering or trying on new clothes and admiring himself. Read the book to learn how two crooks and a little boy rid the emperor of his insane love for clothes in the funniest manner possible.

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: Humour! I had a good laugh. It teaches young children the consequences of being proud and vain without being in the least bit didactic. It is very easy to read. I recommend this book for all types of readers: old, young, beginning, independent, reluctant, etc.

DOWN: None

RATING

5 Stars

TRIVIA

  1. The Emperor’s favourite thing in the world. Clothes!

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

  • Watch a video of the book here:

CHALLENGE: The Emperor’s New Clothes

 CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Read the story here: http://www.townsendpress.com/uploaded_files/tinymce/Library%20Excerpts/Timeless_chap1.pdfAnswer the following questions (7-8 year olds)
    1. Why did everybody say they could see the emperor’s new clothes?
    2. What special feature did the crooks claim their clothes had?

    OR

    1. Draw the ceremonial attire of the Traditional ruler of your village (6 year olds)

    OR

    1. Draw and colour a king. (4-5 year olds)

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 4 – 8 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Wednesday, March 16th 2015.

Next Book of the Week:

ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES