Ninja Red Riding Hood

By Corey Rosen Schwartz, Dan Santat (Illus)

Synopsis

When you're a hungry wolf in Ninja times, huffing and puffing just isn't enough to get you dinner. So after one wolf perfects his katas at ninja school, he's ready to take on Red Riding Hood and her grandmother-or so he thinks. Turns out, Red's gone to ninja school too.

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Review

Schwartz and Santat deliver a powerful karate chop of a picture book. . . As silly a trip to grandma s house as there ever was. Kirkus Reviews This action-packed fractured fairy tale is sure to excite young readers. . . . Children will gravitate to the rhyming text and exciting illustrations. . . . A fun read-aloud, but also great for independent reading. School Library Journal Schwartz s comic verse scans beautifully, tripping through the (bamboo) forest to grandma s house with vigor and attitude. Santat s artwork . . . divides the action into diagonal panels, maximizing the roundhouse impact. Booklist"