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.
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.
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.
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!
This is a twist on a classic story, with some modern ideas and events woven in.
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.
7 to 10
2 to 8
Started reading with child 3 years old.
Buy. This book will come in handy in teaching any number of lessons you want to convey.