Title: Little Red Riding Wolf by Laurence Holt
APA citation: Anholt, L., & Robins, A. (2002). Little Red Riding Wolf. London: Orchard.
Short Annotation: Little wolfie was strolling to his grandmother’s when the big bad girl started picking on him. He would always ignore how she was so mean but she wanted to make him miserable. One day, her father made the ugliest hat ever and she came up with a plan to give it to little wolfie and lie that his grandmother got it for him. Little wolfie thought it was ugly too but wore it anyway because he thought it was from his grandma. The big bad girl was angry that little wolfie wore the hat so she beat him to his grandma’s and pretended to be her. Little did she know, sweet ole’ grandma wasn’t so sweet after all.
Grade Level: K-2
Intended Audience: This book is great for children who love folktales with a twist. It is a funny read and will be entertaining for students.
Personal Rating: 10/10, I really liked this book. The twist to it was funny and when the big bad girl turned nice, it showed that you should always be nice to others. This was a good story.
Text-Dependent Question: “What was the big bad girl’s dad’s job? How come no one bought what he made?”
Reading Strategy: Graphic Organizers – I would graphic organizers for this book. The students will simply organize this story with a beginning, middle, and end. For a challenge, we can also do what type of challenges Little Wolfie faced and how he overcame it.