Sunday, March 10, 2013

Cloaked in Red

Title: Cloaked in Red
Author: Vivian Vande Velde
Number of Pages: 127
Date Read: 3/9/13
Genre: Fairy Tale Retellings
Rating: B+

Synopsis (Found on

So you think you know the story of Little Red Riding Hood, the girl with the unfortunate name and the inability to tell the difference between her grandmother and a member of a different species? Well, then, try your hand at answering these questions: Which character (not including Little Red herself) is the most fashion challenged? Who (not including the wolf) is the scariest? Who (not including Granny) is the most easily scared? Who is the strangest (notice we're not "not including" anyone, because they're all a little off.)? Who (no fair saying "the author") has stuffing for brains? Master storyteller Vivian Vande Velde crafts eight new stories involving one of the world's most beloved (and mixed-up) characters in literature. You may never look at fairy tales in quite the same way again.

My Review:

I really liked this book. Its a collection of little red riding hood tales told in the pov's of other characters and completely new versions of the tales. 

You get to read tales from the wolf's pov, the granny's pov, and the wood cutter's pov. Some of the rewritten versions lead to other fairy tales. The author's note is hilarious, where the red riding hood fairy tale is broken down in current language with sarcasm and jokes. The tales are hilarious as well. 

This is a cute, fun and quick read that can be read in a few hours and in between those longer more serious books. 

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