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Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf
This title covers these subjects: Folklore, Fairy tales, Fractured fairy tales
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf
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Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf

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...

Reading LevelGrades 2-3
Interest LevelGrades PreK-3
Lexile Level220L
ATOS Level2
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #145662
Early Intervention Level24
Text TypeLiterature: Narrative
Page Dimensions8" x 10"
Page Count24
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $26.65 School/Library Price
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World of Book Reviews blog - Paul Allchorne

"Overall this is a very funny book, that is engaging to the young audience that it is aimed at. My two daughters, aged 2 and 7 years, both enjoyed this book so much I have had to read it to them every night. My 7 year old said that she found the story ve" - World of Book Reviews blog

May 26, 2011 - Kristin Fontichiaro 

"Fractured fairy tales tend to pop up in third or fourth grade curricula, and one strategy for students is to retell a classic story from the point of view of another character, particularly the villain. This title, part of a new Capstone series, provides" -

June 2, 2011

Bound and Determined to Find a Good Read Blog - Richard

"I love reading fairy tales from different countries, points of view, etc. So, I was immediately interested in reading this! Shaskan did not disappoint! Even though the book is incredibly short (at only 24 pages!), it is fun, funny, and a page turner." - Bound and Determined to Find a Good Read Blog

May 27, 2011 - Karen Arendt

"This fractured fairy tale serves up great entertainment. Wolf is hungry and it is not apple season yet (apparetnly a favorite food for him since he is a vegetarian). He sniffs Red Riding hood in the area and the plot continues along similar to the traditi" -

June 4, 2011 - Elizabeth Toh

"'Honestly Red Riding Hood Was Rotten' written by Trisha Speed Shaskan was a highly entertaining and humorous picture book aimed for young readers. It's a fairy tale with a twist, where the story was told from the Big Bad Wolf point of view. In this" -

June 5, 2011 - Amy Holbrook

"Honestly, Red Riding Hood, was Rotten is a retelling of the tale of Little Red Riding Hood in the narrative of the Big Bad Wolf. The Wolf claims that he doesn’t eat meat (at least tries not to) and is very fond of apples. To his misfortunate, it wasn" -

June 9, 2011


Pretty Opinionated blog - Nicole

"Jacob and I love reading funny stories, particularly those that offer a new take on old tales. Red Riding Hood seems to be rising to the height of popularity both among adults (Red Riding Hood, the movie) and children (Hoodwinked), and Honestly, Red Ridin" - Pretty Opinionated blog

June 10, 2011

A Frugal Life blog - Rhiana Jones

"We all realize that in real life, there are always two sides of the story. In fairytales, however, there is always a good side and a bad side. Capstone publications is bringing real life to the picture books with their series of alternative fairy tales." - A Frugal Life blog

June 11, 2011

NetGalley - Kimberly Jeffryes

"This was an adorable story with a great lesson to kids that they need to look at things from different angles to get the entire story." - NetGalley

June 19, 2011


Roughing It Mommy Style blog - Nanny

"Everyone knows there are usually two sides to every story. In this book Ms Shasken shows us the wolfs. Things aren't always as they seem and perspective plays a big part in why the wolf did what he did. A cute twist on an old favorite. Since I receiv" - Roughing It Mommy Style blog

June 18, 2011

Ex Libris blog - Blodeuedd

"My Thoughts: Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten is written by Trisha Speed Shaskan and illustrated by Gerald Guerlais. It is a picture book for children and it is the first one I have ever reviewed. It is sweet (well in a way), most pages have one big p" - Ex Libris blog

June 28, 2011

NetGalley - Jennifer York

"I know. It's not my usual review but I do have a 5 year old so I read a lot of children's books too. And the title of this one caught my eye. Plus I know a lot of you have kid(s) too so from time to time I will post reviews on books for the kiddos. {Fox i" - NetGalley

July 1, 2011 - Michele Bond

"So Little Red is a vapid narcicist, and Wolf is a starving vegetarian who couldn't resist the apple looking Red and Grandma. Great "Think About It" section encourages readers to consider this point of view in comparison to other versions of Little Red Rid" -

July 1, 2011

NetGalley - Michele Graves

"This is a very fun book written from the big bad wolf's perspective. He feels he has to set things straight with everyone who has only heard the story from Little Red Riding Hood. It is well written and the illustrations are engaging and well done." - NetGalley

July 1, 2011

Book Rock Goddess blog - Jessica Bolton

"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… I got this title from Netgalley and I thought it was adorable! I usually don’t review child" - Book Rock Goddess blog

July 19, 2011


The Lady Critic's blog - Katherine Cope

"This was a cute little book that drew my attention on netGalley with its title. I’ve always loved when authors take the classic fairy tales and put a spin on it like this one for short stories. I have an aunt who had a book of them and I used to love it w" - The Lady Critic's blog

July 21, 2011 - Becky Moe

"This is a cute take on the story of Little Red Riding Hood as told by the wolf...unfortunately for me, it was a little too reminiscent of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (told by A. Wolf) and just wasn't *quite* as good as that one. The vegetarian" -

July 19, 2011

Reading Rocks! blog - Lisa

"All of us have heard the story of Little Red Riding Hood, before but never from the wolf’s viewpoint. This fun and inviting fairy tale variation begins with a fruit and veggie-eating wolf, who looks oh so very sweet, as he tells the story of what REALLY" - Reading Rocks! blog

July 25, 2011


Children's Books and YA blog - Lisa Jass

"This new book that will be released August 1st. Is a very cute book to read to children. The illustrations are fabulous and the story is a humorous spin on an old tale. Teachers, this is a great book to use in the classroom to teach POV. It also has a "" - Children's Books and YA blog

July 22, 2011

Books Are Precious Gems blog - Laura Koehler

"I loved this book! It is told from the Wolf's point of view. I think if I was in his shoes I would have wanted to eat Little Red as well. I love the illustrations, especially the Wolf's expressions. A very interesting re-telling of a classic tale, and it" - Books Are Precious Gems blog

July 28, 2011

Mom Reads My Books blog - Amie

"We’ve always heard Red Riding Hood’s story told to us from Red’s point of view. But the Wolf has a story too, right? After all, he was there just like Red and Granny. This inventive narrative gives the reader the Wolf’s side of the story and we discover" - Mom Reads My Books blog

July 1, 2011


Crowding the Book Truck blog - Caroline

"I was immediately drawn to this book because of the illustrations. I love the rich colours and images, particularly around Red Riding Hood. I like books that play with perspective and narratives and get you thinking about the different ways a story can be" - Crowding the Book Truck blog

August 4, 2011

Brazen Book Reviews blog

""Honestly, Red Riding Hood was Rotten!" is a very cute picture book for kids. It's the story of Red Riding Hood from the wolfs perspective. I have kids, and they are picky about the books they read. They find lots of kids books boring and so do I." - Brazen Book Reviews blog

August 3, 2011

Journey of a Bookseller blog - Jo Ann Hakola

"First off, I want to point out I take issue with the first word of that title. Honestly? Really? Are YOU on the wolf's side??? This is a Capstone Picture Window Books edition and I got my egalley from them and Net Galley. This book was published a" - Journey of a Bookseller blog

August 10, 2011


Alaskan Book Cafe - Cristina

"Hi everyone! Junior is back with me for some more reviews. His Review: "I like the pictures a lot, especially the wolf. I love the pictures of the wolf! It was a funny book. The wolf loves apples and knows all the kinds. I think Red Riding Hood shoul" - Alaskan Book Cafe

August 6, 2011

NetGalley - Lrenee Alsander

"My nine and three year-olds found the book humorous. My nine year-old joked that she would have spit Red out because of her rotten attitude. My daughter LOVED the pictures extremely because of the faces the wolf made. This book is a good story circle book" - NetGalley

August 12, 2011

Alaskan Bookie blog - Dorothy

"My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a great little book of Red Riding Hood, as told by the Wolf. It gives a whole different view of what happened to Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother. I really enjoy this different take on the old classic. I think" - Alaskan Bookie blog

August 10, 2011


Cracking the Cover blog - Jessica

"Fairy tales are so one-sided, at least that’s what the Big Bad Wolf from “Little Red Riding Hood” says. He’d like you to consider the other side — his side — of the story before jumping to any conclusions. His “memoir,” “Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rot" - Cracking the Cover blog

August 10, 2011

The Crooked Word blog - Becky McKinnon

"Thanks to Net Galley and the publisher, Coughlan Publishing, for letting me read this in exchange for an honest review. 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 stor" - The Crooked Word blog

August 10, 2011

Satisfaction for Insationable Readers blog - GMR

"For instant access to the cover, take a quick second to scroll to the bottom of this post...since I typed and published it via Blogger app on my phone, I don't get the benefit of choosing its placement. Anywho, back to the review. Now this is a side" - Satisfaction for Insationable Readers blog

August 3, 2011


Jen's Corner blog - Jen

"I loved this book! It was so cute! It was interesting how the author turned Red into a little conceited girl. I laughed when the Wolf looked at Red Riding Hood, but only saw things she had in common with apples. Note to self: Always keep apples in the hou" - Jen's Corner blog

August 18, 2011

Adventures of a Children's Librarian blog

"Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten! by Trisha Speed Shaskan is another engaging title from Capstone Press’ The Other Side of the Story series. Gerald Guerlais’ quirky illustrations make this book interesting to upper elementary students. It’s a must-h" - Adventures of a Children's Librarian blog

July 19, 2011 - Scott Asher

"This book is one in a series by Capstone that turns the focus of well known children’s stories on its head and asks the viewer (children) to consider the motivations of others they may have never considered.   In this story, the well know fable of Red R" -

August 30, 2011


1600 Words a Day blog

"Honestly, I probably wasn't the intended audience for Trisha Speed Shaskan's take on Little Red Riding Hood.   Instead of the story focusing on the innocent, naive girl who goes off to the forest to visit with her equally self-absorbed grandmother, we s" - 1600 Words a Day blog

September 3, 2011

Book Dads blog - Chris Singer

"Along the lines of a fractured fairy tale, Shasken brings readers a retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood story, but this time the Wolf gets to finally give his point-of-view.   Young readers familiar with the story of Little Red Riding Hood will have" - Book Dads blog

August 9, 2011

Mrs. Katz’s Book Blurbs blog - Mrs. Katz

"Each spring in my school library I share different versions of a few fairytales with my students.  Red Riding Hood is always one.  While some versions are a little scarier and the pictures a tad more gory, this version told in the wolf's point of view is" - Mrs. Katz’s Book Blurbs blog

September 17, 2011


School Librarian's Workshop, "Once Upon a Time" - Hilda K. Weisburg, M.L.S.

"As Wolf tells it, he is mostly an apple-eater but was very hungry with nothing left in the cupboard. Sniffing cake, he finds Little Red Riding Hood, as plump and juicy as an apple—and vain. When she tells him she heading for her Granny’s, Wolf thinks h" - School Librarian's Workshop, "Once Upon a Time"

January 1, 2013

Sony the Book Lover blog - Sonya

"For my bookies with kids this is great addition to your bedtime stories library." - Sony the Book Lover blog

November 8, 2011