Little Red Writing
by Joan Holub
Melissa Sweet, illustrator
Top 10 of 2013
Inside Jacket: Once upon a time in a pencil school, a teacher named Ms. 2 told her class, “Today we’re going to write a story.”
“Yippee!” said the birthday pencil.
“Slammin’!” said the basketball pencil.
“Sharp!” said Little Red
So begins a hilarious and exuberant retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, in which a brave little pencil finds her way through the many perils of story-telling, faces a ravenous pencil sharpener )the Wolf 3000) . . . and saves the day.
Opening: Once upon a time in a pencil school, a teacher named Ms. 2 told her class, “Today we’re going to write a story!”
“I want to write a happy story!” said the birthday pencil.
“I’m going to do a nonfiction story about the great state of Pennsylvania,” said the state pencil.
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