The False Grandmother: An Italian Fairy Tale Written by Jessica Gunderson and Illustrated by Eva Montanari

Bibliographic Information:  Gunderson, J., Madden, C. M., Montanari, E., & Farías, C. (2015). Little Red Riding Hood: 3 beloved tales. North Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint.

Annotation:  Little Red Riding Hood needed to go to her grandmother house to grab something, but in order to get to her house, she needed to pass a river by which she needed to give cakes to and a gate in which she needed to give bread and oil to.  When she arrived at the grandmothers house, she entered and saw an Ogress.  When she realized it was the ogress, she decided to escape, and tired to get away by running back home.  While trying to escape, the river and gate let Little Red Riding Hood through, while the river swept ogress away.

Genre:  Folktale

Grade Level:  Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Interested Readers:  Readers who are interested in the Little Red Riding Hood Story could be interested in this book, along with students who are interested in the views of different stories.

Personal Response and Rating:  Overall, I enjoyed this book and enjoyed the Italian culture view of this fairy tale story.  I could see this book used inside the classroom when talking about the Little Red Riding Hood and seeing the different culture views.  I would give this book a 4/5 star rating.

Text-Dependent Question:  What animal did Little Red Riding Hood attach to the rope to trick the Ogress?

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