Little Ruth Reddingford And The Wolf

Summary:

Every Saturday "Red" goes to visit her grandmother. She wasn't about to let Grandma's car trouble interrupt their plans for a teddy bear picnic, so she heads out alone. She gets more than she planned when she meets two bullies and her spirit protector.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story has a positive message, no one gets eaten, and the evil-doer gets community service, not whacked by a woodsman. The illustrations are great.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

It took a couple of readings for the full story to sink in, but now Ruth and the Wolf are regular companions during bedtime reading.

Parent Reaction

This is more than just a modernized version of the tale we grew up with. It has a nice twist (hint: the wolf isn't the bad guy), some spiritualism, and an even better moral than the original!

Type of Book:
This is a twist on a classic story, with some modern ideas and events woven in.
Educational Themes:

You can draw out any number of messages: don't travel alone, how to handle bullies, the importance of family and tradition, and paying the consequences for your actions, among others.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with child 3 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This book will come in handy in teaching any number of lessons you want to convey.

Title Little Ruth Reddingford and the Wolf
Author Hank Wesselman
Publisher Illumination Arts Publishing Company © 2004
Illustrators Raquel Abreau
ISBN 0974019003
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Adventure, Family, Fables and Folklore, Children's Classics
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