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by Izhar Cohen,Toby Forward

Little readers will love second-guessing this funny, fractured fairy tale that replays the story of Little Red Riding Hood from the poor maligned wolf's point of view.No, please. Look at me. Would I LIE to you? It was the old woman who started it.Everyone knows there are at least two sides to every story, and if you believe in the big-eared, sharp-toothed villain of LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, there's a logical explanation for everything. As our antihero tells it, it all starts with the helpful wolf doing odd jobs for Grandma (are you sure you don't want to sit a little closer?). How was he to know that he spoiled Little Red would come along and ruin a good working relationship? Zooming in dramatically from strategic angles, the amusing illustrations offer visual clues that this is a story to be taken with a grain of salt - and a lot of giggling.
Download The Wolf's Story: What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood epub
ISBN: 0763627852
ISBN13: 978-0763627850
Category: Children
Subcategory: Animals
Author: Izhar Cohen,Toby Forward
Language: English
Publisher: Candlewick (October 11, 2005)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1931 kb
FB2 size: 1915 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 267
Other Formats: lit doc azw docx

Not great. Didn't seem very well written you do better to get wolf the true story of the 3 little pigs if you want to teach perspective
Great story!! Makes you want to believe the wolf!! :-) Our grandchildren loved it!
I also use it to read to the classes I sub in, they really like it!
Great story
This wasn't as funny as it was advertised to be. It also wasn't as interesting. If I read the book before buying, I wouldn't have gotten it.
This is a delightful book. It is fun for both adults and children. The illustrations are well done and you can see something different in the pictures each time you look! A fun read for adults and children.
The book itself is good quality but I was a little disappointed in the story...kinda drags and didnt keep my childs interest. Ok overall just not as good as I had hoped.
There are now many a redux of the classic fairy tale of "Little Red Riding Hood", and a few, as in "What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood: The Wolf's Story", the wolf tells his side of the story giving the reader a new perspective, and invariably gets everyone making comparisons (Venn diagrams come to mind) to the original. So that in itself is a good thing for literacy instruction.

Illustrator Izhar Cohen uses many different angles to give depth to the story. At times you feel the wolf is standing right in front of you as he tells his side of the story, which brings immediacy to the tale. At other times, the reader looks down from a bird's eye-view perspective that enhances the action of the story. So the illustrations definitely bring a lot to the story. However, in Forward's version the dialogue seems almost too cute by half, and comes off rather forced.

Changing up the perspective on a classic story is a great way to get children involved and talking about books. Two excellent books that provide a clever twist and are sure to satisfy, are "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" by Jon Scieszka, and "Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale" by Lisa Campbell Ernst.