Little Red Writing

By Joan Holub
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Published by Chronicle Books LLC

Acclaimed writer Joan Holub and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet team up in this hilarious and exuberant retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, in which a brave little red pencil finds her way through the many perils of writing a story.

Praise

  • “Style, humor, and solid writing advice."
    -Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

    “So rich in words and wry humor-written and visual-that one reading just isn't enough."
    -School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

    "A perfect prompt for beginning writers to borrow from Little Red's basket of words and try their own stories."
    —Book Links, 2013 Lasting Connections

    “Full of fun and information. Teachers and aspiring young writers will embrace this lively story."
    -The Horn Book Magazine

    “Every writers' group should start with this story."
    —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

    “An easy, winning prompt for beginning writers to abandon their fears and take up pencils of their own."
    -Booklist

    “A very funny picture book that, I guarantee you, lots of savvy teachers will be eagerly sharing with students as part of the process of teaching creative writing."
    -Richie Partington MLIS, Richie's Picks

    “This clever retelling of Little Red Riding Hood is quite the story in itself, and also gives children a framework on how to write their own stories."
    —Library Media Connection

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