review#417 – Little Red Writing by Joan Holub

Kid Lit Reviews

little red writingLittle Red Writing

by Joan Holub

Melissa Sweet, illustrator

Chronicle Books

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.

“I’ll…

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