Oh, Little Red. We adore your brave spirit, devotion to your grandmother, and wolf-defeating ways. That’s why we’ve saved Little Red Riding Hood fractured fairy tales for the final installment of our series on the genre. We could read infinite versions of your red-caped adventures. Here are a few of our favorites:
1. Little Red Cowboy Hat
This whimsical take Little Red Riding Hood fractured fairy tale brings new life to an old favorite in the Wild West!
2. Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale
Set on the midwestern prairie, this is a Little Red Riding Hood fractured fairy tale that will captivate youngsters with its feisty heroines and bold humor. Especially to be relished is the way the story line plays against the classic tale’s plot, with laugh-provoking lines that show true wit.
3. Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood
Big Bad Gator Claude will do anything to have a taste of Petite Rouge … even if it means putting on a duck bill, flippers, and frilly underwear. He presents no match for the spunky heroine and her quick-thinking cat TeJean, though, as they use some strong Cajun hot sauce to teach Claude a lesson he will never forget!
4. Good Little Wolf
Rolf, a small, gentle wolf, lives with Mrs. Boggins, who tells him he is a good little wolf. But when he meets up with a large, ferocious wolf, he is told that he isn’t a real wolf. The big bad wolf urges him to do something unspeakable to old Mrs. Boggins. Then the good little wolf proves that he can stand up to the big bad bully. Or so it seems.
5. Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China
The now-classic Chinese retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, and one of the most celebrated picture books of our time.
6. Little Red: A Fizzingly Good Yarn
Little Red is happily taking a basket of ginger ale to his grandmother when he stops to gather apples in the woods. Who should grab his red cape, but none other than the wily wolf, who runs immediately to the grandmother’s house to devour her and wait for Little Red to be next! But there’s a new spin on the ending!
7. Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!
OF COURSE you think I did a horrible thing by eating Little Red Riding Hood and her granny. You don’t know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you …
Did we miss your favorite Little Red Riding Hood fractured fairy tales? Let us know in the comments.