Betsy Red Hoodie (Betsy)

Betsy Red Hoodie (Betsy)
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September 14, 2010
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Betsy is finally old enough to take cupcakes to Grandma all by herself--with the company of her faithful sheep, of course. And although wolves aren't good for grandmas, Betsy lets her best friend, Zimmo, come along too. But will Zimmo's wolfish instincts make "Grandma" the tasty treat instead? In her second picture book starring the feisty young shepherd Betsy, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine teams up once again with Scott Nash to put a hilarious twist on an old favorite. This reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood is sure to delight readers from little lambs to cupcake-loving grandmas.

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Betsy is finally old enough to walk to Grandmas by herself! So she takes her sheep and her fellow shepherd, Zimmo the wolf and sets off to deliver some cupcakes to Grandma. Then Zimmo takes off in the middle of the walk! Is he hurrying ahead to eat Grandma? (Wolves have eaten grandmothers before!)

In a charming continuation of the story begun in Betsy Who Cried Wolf , Gail Carson Levine tells the story of Little Red Riding Hood. This tale, Betsy Red Hoodie , features the same wisecracking sheep that readers enjoyed in the former book. Fun wordplays also characterize the book.

For some reason, Scott Nash illustrates the book in more subdued tones and heavier lines than the books predecessor. The effect is handsome, although possibly disappointing to readers who love the first book.

A delightful adaptation of a beloved tale.
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