Little Red Gliding Hood - Tara Lazar (Author) and Troy Cummings (Illustrator)

Little Red Riding Hood straps on her ice skates in this fractured fairy tale! A figure skating enthusiast, Little Red has worn her skates right out and must win a pairs competition to earn new ones. But who will be her partner? The Dish is already dancing with the Spoon, and Hansel is spinning Gretel like sugar. You won’t believe what big eyes, sharp teeth, and long snout her partner has…all the better to spin her with!

This is a really fun take on the Little Red Riding Hood story with the inclusion of a variety of nursery rhymes and other fairy tale allusions. The illustrations are beautiful, full of colour and character, cartoonish but giving a sense of liveliness. In some ways, the illustrations are reminiscent of Dexter's Lab and other related children's cartoons. There are anthropomorphized animals, and other adorable human characters.

This is a really fun read-aloud for the whole family, whether young or old. I Highly Recommend this book for your winter reading list or for someone's Christmas gift.

(NOTE: This review is from and Advance Reading Copy - October 27, 2015)


  1. Thanks, Rob! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I appreciate the review!


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