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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (970 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vivian Velde, Vivian Vande Velde Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781469215709
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So you think you know the story of Little Red Riding Hood, the girl with the unfortunate name and the inability to tell the difference between her grandmother and a member of a different species? Well, then, try your hand at answering these questions: Which character (not including Little Red herself) is the most fashion challenged? Who (not including the wolf) is the scariest? Who (not including Granny) is the most easily scared? Who is the strangest? (Notice we’re not “not including” anyone, because they’re all a little off.) Who (no fair saying “the author”) has stuffing for brains? Vivian Vande Velde has taken eight new looks at one of the world’s most beloved (and mixed-up) stories. You may never look at fairy tales in quite the same way again. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Anne | 2/16/2014

    " In a companion book of sorts to "The Rumpelstiltskin Problem," Van Velde returns to another fairy tale that she suggests makes no sense, and give us eight updated versions of it, each that answer a different plot problem. Most of them are just okay, but the last one, "Little Red Riding Hood's Little Red Riding Hood" makes the cloak the protagonist, and is pretty funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 2/10/2014

    " Variations and adaptations of Little Red Riding Hood are told in this collection. As with any short story collection, some stories were better than others. I liked how some of the stories gave a humorous wink and a nod to the traditional version and to other fairy tales. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorena | 1/12/2014

    " A collection of short stories all loosely based on the little red riding hood tale. I will share with teachers to help teach writing and fairy tales. It may also interest students that enjoy reading fairy tales. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bridget R. Wilson | 1/7/2014

    " What I liked best about this book: the author's note and the first story "The Red Cloak." The other stories I had a so so reaction to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/6/2014

    " Based on the cover- which I absolutely love- I was expecting more serious retellings of Little Red Riding Hood. Yes, I knew going into it that this was YA, but that cover screams "disturbing retellings inside" to me. Instead, the retellings inside are flippant and shallow. Enjoyable reads, just not what I was expecting which makes me want to rate this as 2 stars, but I'm fighting hard judging a book by it's cover.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph | 1/4/2014

    " These retellings of the story of Little Red Riding Hood were a riot to read. I laughed out loud at the end of each one. Vivian Vande Velde always does a great job and she did so once again. You'll get a real kick out of this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janalynn | 12/25/2013

    " Cute stories and each had a fun little twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 11/23/2013

    " I'm not a realy fan of the little story collections, so I didn't love this one. It was pretty funny though, the author has a lot of creativity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 11/6/2013

    " Thoroughly enjoyable! Fun re-tellings of the "Red Riding Hood" story for teens and adults. My favorite was "Why Willie and his Brother Won't Ever Amount to Anything." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alise (Readers in Wonderland) | 10/15/2013

    " Good for a quick laugh or two. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bayla | 10/3/2013

    " Another fun V.V.V fairytale rewrite. If you like this book, see "The Rumplestilskin Problem,"which I thought was even better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 9/2/2013

    " I liked her Rumplestiltskin variations better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danette | 9/1/2013

    " This is a really fun book. It tells 8 new versions of Little Red Riding Hood. The Author's Notes will have you laughing out loud. Really enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ema | 8/4/2013

    " It was ok for the kind of book it was, but it was not breathtaking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 7/25/2013

    " I loved the introduction to this book. And sone of Vande Velde's adaptions were great--I especially liked the one where grandma had to scare away a suitor. But, some of them were a bit weird too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aleyna | 6/29/2013

    " to me it was average "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ardis | 6/13/2013

    " A fun look at Little Red Riding Hood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 5/27/2013

    " Very clever tales! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea Smith | 5/25/2013

    " This is a collection of short stories retelling Little Red Riding Hood. They were imaginative and interesting. My favorite part was the author's note about what makes Little Red Riding Hood a lame fairy tale. So humorous! My picky reader really enjoyed them as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kellie Mecham | 4/25/2013

    " It was really fun to see the different retellings of Little Red Riding Hood. She is very creative! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 3/26/2013

    " This collection was a lot of fun. Vivian Vande Velde retells the story of "Little Red Riding Hood" eight different times in eight different ways. These stories range from the amusing to the even more amusing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missie | 1/27/2013

    " Cute, not quite as awesome as The Rumplestiltskin Problem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 10/13/2012

    " The author has such sarcastic humor. She pointed some things out about the Little Red Riding Hood tale I never thought of before. The stories felt too short, or pointless. After reading other books by VVV, I don't think this was her strongest effort. "

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About the Narrator

Laural Merlington is an audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit and a winner of eight Earphones Awards. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She teaches college in her home state of Michigan.