Red Riding Hood is out in the woods again, this time with a basket of cookies to take to her dad. Along the way she comes across some familiar faces: the Three Bears with three empty bowls, the Three Billy Goats Gruff with three empty bellies…but whose is that shaggy grey tail and that flash of white teeth? Will her dad ever get his lunchtime snack or will the Big Bad Wolf make a meal of Red Riding Hood first?
Kate Clynes' ingenious adaptation of 'Little Red Riding Hood' picks up where the traditional tale leaves off. This, however, is a fairy tale with a difference: keep count as Red Riding Hood shares her cookies with her hungry friends and see how many she will have left for her dad. 'Not Again Red Riding Hood!' encourages readers to practice numeracy skills as they read along. Incorporating popular characters from other stories, this adaptation also invites older readers to compare and contrast different folktales and encourages imaginative reading.
Mantra Lingua's 'Folktales, Myths and Legends' collection breathes new life into a selection of well-loved tales from around the world. Lively illustrations, delightful rhymes and ingenious twists mean that children and adults alike will love rediscovering these modern adaptations of classic stories. The titles in this collection have been specifically chosen to provide scope for exploring moral themes and Citizenship topics relevant to Key Stages 1 and 2. For more advanced readers, this collection also serves as an excellent introduction to the story telling tradition.