Written by Joan Holub
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Acclaimed writer Joan Holub and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet team up in this hilarious and exuberant retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, in which a brave, little red pencil finds her way through the many perils of writing a story, faces a ravenous pencil sharpener (the Wolf 3000)… and saves the day.
- Hardcover: 36 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition edition (September 24, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-081187869
“A fun twist on the familiar “Little Red Riding Hood” fairy tale and a word lover’s delight.”–Common Sense Media
“An easy, winning prompt for beginning writers to abandon their fears and take up pencils of their own.”-Booklist
“A very funny picture book that, I guarantee you, lots of savvy teachers will be eagerly sharing with students as part of the process of teaching creative writing.” – Richie Partington MLIS, Richie’s Picks
About the Author
Joan Holub has hundreds of pencils. Some are red. Others are glittery, sporty, or full of holiday cheer. They are all super sharp and good at writing books. They’ve helped Joan write more than 130 books, including Zero the Hero and Knuckleheads. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Melissa Sweet has illustrated nearly 100 children’s books, including the Caldecott Honor–winning River of Words and the Sibert Medal–winning Balloons Over Broadway. When not in her studio, Melissa loves to ride her bicycle and hike with her two dogs, Rufus and Nellie. She lives in Rockport, Maine.