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November 21, 2014 / Leslie

Books for Young Readers

The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma

by Diane Fox, Illustrations by Christyan FoxCatDogLittleRed

Publisher: Scholastic Press | August 2014
Age: Preschool – 3rd Grade | 32 pages

A comical twist on “Little Red Riding Hood” told by Cat and Dog!

Cat is telling a story… or tries to anyway. Dog keeps interrupting Cat with questions. He’s not really paying attention and keeps adding his own comments and interpretation of the story. In the end, Dog is a little confused:

So let’s see if I have this right. The Red Hood is on her way to help an old lady when she meets the Wolfman. He has an evil plan. He likes to dress up in girls’ clothes and eat people. He and Red have a big battle and Red’s father puts an end to Wolfie.

Children who are familiar with the Little Red Riding Hood will be laughing at the absurdity of taking a fairy tale literally as I was. But even those who don’t know the tale, or are too young to understand the misinterpretation, will enjoy the interaction between Cat and Dog.

This is not a picture book but it does have cute comic book style sketches on every page along with the text, which is also in comic style above the head of the character that is speaking. There is also a little lesson in the story about not interrupting and paying attention to others, and is delivered with a fun dose of humor. And maybe a lesson there for adults too!

Rating: 3½ stars
Source: Review copy provided by the publisher through AmazonVine.
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  1. BermudaOnion / Nov 21 2014 9:08 am

    Sounds cute and I love the title!


  2. Sheila (Book Journey) / Nov 21 2014 11:15 am

    The title and lettering remind me of a Dr Suess book. Looks fun!


  3. Vicki / Nov 21 2014 12:24 pm

    Sounds like a great book for little ones!! And I agree with Sheila, it reminds me of Dr. Seuss!


  4. Suko / Nov 21 2014 1:13 pm

    This sounds adorable, Leslie! I’m glad you enjoyed it.


  5. stacybuckeye / Nov 21 2014 10:11 pm

    Fun! Probably too much for Gage quite yet though.


  6. sagustocox / Nov 24 2014 9:59 am

    this sounds adorable.


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