A smart, snappy, bilingual retelling of Little Red Riding Hood
Winner of a Pura Belpre Honor for Illustration

While Roja picks flowers on the way to her grandma's, a mean wolf sneaks away with her cape to surprise Abuelita. But Grandma's no fool and Roja's no ordinary chica. They send that hungry lobo packing with a caliente surprise!

This spirited retelling of Little Red Riding Hood has accessible Spanish rhymes and hip cultural details throughout.

“Elya remains a master at blending Spanish and English to create clever, lively verse, and she and Guevara give the story of Little Red Riding Hood an entertaining and thoroughly modern spin.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

“An inventive spin on a familiar tale, this will stand up to repeated readings and viewings.” –Horn Book, starred review

“This book has a flair all its own . . . . Elya’s engaging text features plenty snappy rhymes and plenty of contextual clues for Spanish words . . . Guevara’s illustrations provide a lot to see.” --School Library Journal

“This spirited interpretation of a classic fairy tale successfully mixes magic and reality, as well as Spanish and English words.”—Kirkus Reviews

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