Cover image for Super Red Riding Hood
Title:
Super Red Riding Hood
Author:
Dávila, Claudia, author, illustrator.
Publication Information:
Toronto, ON : Kids Can Press, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
When her mother sends her on a "mission" that takes her into the deep, dark woods, Ruby puts on her red cloak and becomes Super Red Riding Hood, a superhero who is scared of nothing--except coming face-to-face with a big, bad wolf.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 650 Lexile.
ISBN:
9781771380201
Format :
Book

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Summary

Here's a picture book with a humorous new twist on what happens when red riding hood meets the hungry wolf in the woods. In this telling, our heroine Ruby loves red berries, her red boots and especially the red cloak her grandma made for her. ?When Ruby puts on her red cloak, she becomes ... SUPER RED RIDING HOOD!? Sent by her mother to collect some raspberries from the clearing in the woods, Ruby reminds herself that she isn't frightened by the chill from the darkness, the loud tapping of the woodpecker or the snapping of a twig underfoot, because ?SUPER RED RIDING HOOD is never scared!? But the final test comes when she encounters a towering wolf with a growling tummy. It will take all of Ruby's superhero skills to get him to leave her alone!



Author-illustrator Claudia D'vila has crafted an upbeat, modern-day fairy tale sure to delight the pre-reader set. The emotions of the little girl in the red cloak and red boots are the centerpiece of every colorful drawing, and some pages feature more than one scene to speed up the visual action. This is a great read-aloud story full of drama, with a positive message about not judging others too quickly, as well as character education lessons on being generous, brave, compassionate and respectful. It also offers an empowering example to both girls and boys of a strong character standing up for herself against a bully.


Author Notes

Graphic designer and children's illustrator Claudia D'vila was born in Chile and now makes her home in Toronto. She was formerly the art director of Chirp and Chickadee magazines.

Graphic designer and children's illustrator Claudia D'vila was born in Chile and now makes her home in Toronto. She was formerly the art director of Chirp and Chickadee magazines.


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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-A feisty, red-caped, would-be superhero named Ruby stars in this adaptation of the "Red Riding Hood" story. In addition to loving all things red, Ruby goes out of her way to help anyone or thing that needs her aid. Her mom suggests that the rambunctious superhero do some raspberry picking in the woods. With her snack box full of berries, who should she run into? Yep. A wolf. After a brief scramble and stand-off, Ruby discovers that the wolf is simply hungry and, like a good superhero, she shares her raspberries. Whether children are familiar with the folktale or not, they will be delighted by the strong heroine who stands up for herself. The full-color artwork, rendered in Photoshop, has a touch of 1950s retro style about it and is full of action and multiple perspectives. The longer text suggests it may be most useful for one-on-one sharing or independent reading by older children. Early elementary children will be brave enough to experience the adventure on their own and savvy enough to appreciate Ruby's courage and compassion.- Marge Loch-Wouters, La Crosse Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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