Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde

Have you ever sat and thought about just how little sense Little Red Riding Hood (and other fairy tales for that matter) makes? Well, apparently Vivian Vande Velde did and the result was Cloaked In Red. She starts out by outlining some of her problems with the original fairy tale and then she tells eight short new versions of Little Red Riding Hood. They each focus on a different character (including one focused on the cloak itself). Hints of other fairy tales and even the Brothers Grimm pop up on occasion.

Cloaked In Red is very short and is suitable for children or adults, though some of the humor would probably be lost on a younger child. I laughed a lot and just plain enjoyed reading this silly book.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Book Number: 5
Pages Read: 1124
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Filed under Fairy Tale, Middle Grades

One response to “Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde

  1. Ann

    Sounds like a great book to read. I’ll have to add it to my “To Read” list now!

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