Little Red Riding Hood: Trina Schart Hyman

 

Little Red Riding Hood

Author/Illustrator: Trina Schart Hyman
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Year: 1983
Brief Summary: In this retelling of the classic fairytale, Elizabeth visits her sick grandmother, but encounters a wolf in the forest.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Golden Kite Award, 1984′ ‘ Award Book’ ‘ Picture Book Illustration’ ‘ United States’ ” ‘
New York Times Best Illustrated Children”s Books of the Year, 1991′ ‘ Winner’ ” ‘ United States’ ” ‘
Parents” Choice Award, 1983′ ‘ Gold’ ‘ Picture Books’ ‘ United States’ ” ‘
Parents” Choice Award, 2003′ ‘ Gold’ ‘ Best 25 Books in 25 Years’ ‘ United States’ ” ‘
Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1984′ ‘ Honor Book’ ” ‘ United States’ ” ‘

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Discuss fairytales, definition and characteristics.  Read other versions (e.g. Lon Po Po or other fractured versions telling the story from the Wolf’s point of view) and compare/contrast the versions.
  • Once students understand fractured vs. traditional fairtales, ask which ones they prefer.  Have them practice writing their own fractured fairytales.

Accessed at: Vancouver Public Library

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