25 Versions of Little Red Riding Hood. Enjoy the different versions of this classic story. Have fun reading and comparing these fractured fairy tales.
25 Versions of Little Red Riding Hood
There are so many different adaptations to the original story of Little Red Riding Hood! Several of the stories are written to represent a variety of cultures around the world. These fractured fairy tales are so fun to read. Enjoy this list of 25 versions of Little Red Riding Hood!
The first four books are both very close to the original story. One of these would be great to read first if you are planning on doing some comparing and contrasting.
#1 [easyazon_link identifier=”0140546936″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Red Riding Hood retold by James Marshall[/easyazon_link]
#2 [easyazon_link identifier=”B01FIXKYCC” locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Little Red Riding Hood by Lari Don[/easyazon_link]
#3 [easyazon_link identifier=”1848956843″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Little Red Riding Hood by Mara Alperin[/easyazon_link]
#4 [easyazon_link identifier=”1477810471″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Little Red Riding Hood by Gennady Spirin[/easyazon_link]
#5 [easyazon_link identifier=”0544280008″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Very Little Red Riding Hood by Teresa Heapy & Sue Heap[/easyazon_link]
A very young Little Red Riding Hood sets off for Grandma’s house and finds a foxie in the woods. She is not afraid and gives him a great big hug. The friendly wolf comes to play at Grandma’s house and comforts the little girl when she cries for her mother.
#6 [easyazon_link identifier=”B000GR7FRS” locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Lon Po Po by Ed Young[/easyazon_link]
This is a Red Riding Hood Story from China. A woman leaves her three daughters to visit their grandma. Soon after she leaves, the girls hear a knock at the door.
#7 [easyazon_link identifier=”0545914388″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion by Alex T. Smith[/easyazon_link]
A little girl is off to bring medicine to her Aunt. She travels through the jungle of animals and runs into a lion with a very naughty plan.
This book is included in this Engaging Readers Unit:
#8 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00O33MSVO” locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Little Red Riding Duck by Charlotte Guillain[/easyazon_link]
A little duckling and her grandma escape the wolf with some help from a woodcutter.
#9 [easyazon_link identifier=”0618723455″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Pretty Salma by Niki Daly[/easyazon_link]
A Little Red Riding Hood story from Africa. A little girl, Salma goes to the market for her granny. She meets Mr. Dog on the wild side of town.
#10 [easyazon_link identifier=”0385304528″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Yo, Hungry Wolf! by David Vozar[/easyazon_link]
Rap your way through this fun version of Little Red Riding Hood. Your students will love this one!
#11 [easyazon_link identifier=”B01FKV1DHC” locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Little Red Snapperhood by Neal Gilbertsen[/easyazon_link]
A fishy twist to the classic story and full of rhyming words.
#12 [easyazon_link identifier=”1944903119″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Red by Jed Alexander[/easyazon_link]
I love wordless picture books! They help build confidence in readers by allowing students to use detailed images to find out what’s happening in the story. They are such an important tool in developing literacy skills in early readers. This fun version of Little Red Riding Hood ends a little different than the others.
#13 [easyazon_link identifier=”1481457489″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Little Red Riding Sheep by Linda Ravin Lodding[/easyazon_link]
Arnold the sheep wants to star as Little Red in the book. He makes some suggestions for the story, but things don’t go quite as planned.
#14 [easyazon_link identifier=”1444900668″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Red Riding Hood and the Sweet Little Wolf by Rachael Mortimer[/easyazon_link]
A sweet little wolf who loves fairy tales tries to be the big bad wolf that her family would like her to be.
#15 [easyazon_link identifier=”0142500704″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Petite Rouge by Mike Artell[/easyazon_link]
A Cajun version of Little Red Riding Hood. The text in this story may be a little difficult to read, so I’ve added a video for you!
#16 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00ESEEDXE” locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Honestly, Red Riding Hood was Rotten! by Trisha Speed Shaskan[/easyazon_link]
The story of Little Red Riding Hood as told by the Wolf.
#17 [easyazon_link identifier=”0689866194″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Once Upon a Time, the End by Geoffrey Kloske[/easyazon_link]
This book is so great! It is full of 60-second retells of classic stories. Not really one you could do much comparing and contrasting with, but a fun story to add to the list!
#18 [easyazon_link identifier=”0805064834″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Little Red Cowboy Hat by Susan Lowell[/easyazon_link]
A southwestern twist about a little girl who rides her pony to her grandmother’s ranch.
#19 [easyazon_link identifier=”B00O33TO6Q” locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Little Red Riding Hood Stories Around the World by Jessica Gunderson[/easyazon_link]
Three Little Red Riding Hood Stories from Germany, Italy, and Taiwan.
#20 [easyazon_link identifier=”B01K2JC0IS” locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Little Red Hot by Eric A. Kimmel[/easyazon_link]
Little Red Hot from Texas loves red hot chili peppers. She bakes a hot pepper pie for her grandma and gives a piece to the wolf, too.
#21 [easyazon_link identifier=”0062441108″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Violet and the Woof by Rebecca Grabill[/easyazon_link]
A little girl and her younger brother journey through their apartment building to bring a neighbor some cookies. Once they arrive, they discover a “woof”.
#22 [easyazon_link identifier=”0385370067″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Little Red Gliding Hood by Tara Lazar[/easyazon_link]
Little Red and the Wolf become ice skating partners in this fractured fairy tale.
#23 [easyazon_link identifier=”0545609690″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Little Red’s Riding Hood by Peter Stein[/easyazon_link]
Little Red, a scooter rides to Granny’s house by himself for the first time when he comes across Tank, King of the Road. Such a cool version of the story!
#24 [easyazon_link identifier=”0778704505″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Little Bad Riding Hood by Julia Jarman [/easyazon_link]
The girl eats the yummy treats for her grandma, but it’s a good thing she did!
#25 [easyazon_link identifier=”0399163549″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz[/easyazon_link]
A ninja battle between the wolf, and the girl and her grandma leads to the wolf finding some peace.
I hope you enjoy reading some of these versions of Little Red Riding Hood! Learning about fairy tales is so much fun!
Head over to Deanna Jump’s blog for a list of Goldilocks and the Three Bears stories:
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