25 Versions of Little Red Riding Hood.
In this blog post I will share a variety of Little Red Riding Hood Stories. Some books are hilarious and some offer a peek into different cultures! Enjoy the different versions of this classic story.
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!
Little Red Riding Hood Books With Classic Story Lines
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 Red Riding Hood retold by James Marshall
Red Riding Hood (retold by James Marshall) is a modernized and funny version of the book.
#2 Little Red Riding Hood by Lari Lon
Little Red Riding Hood by Lari Lon is out of print by it is a great one!
#5 Very Little Red Riding Hood by Heapy and Heap
In this rendition of the classic tale, Little Red Riding Hood is on her way to her grandma’s house for a sleepover and she won’t let anything get in her way. [As you read it, you will hear all of your students say, “I went on a sleepover! I’m having a sleepover…” Ah… kindergarten!
As she sets off for Grandma’s house she 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. So sweet!
Multi-Cultural Little Red Riding Hood Versions
Cultures all around the world have their own Little Red Riding Hood stories.
#6 Lon Po Po by Ed Young
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 Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa
In this Little Red Riding Hood story from Africa, little girl, Salma goes to the market for her granny. She meets Mr. Dog on the wild side of town.
#8 Little Red Riding Hood Stories Around the World: 3 Beloved Tales (Multicultural Fairy Tales)
Visit Germany, Italy, and Taiwan! This book has so many twists to the traditional tale… a tiger, and a talking river! This book is a MUST!
Regional Little Red Riding Hood Stories
How about a few books from different regions of the United States?
#9 Petite Rouge A Cajon Red Riding Hood
This version of Little Red Riding Hood has a swamp gator…LOL
My Cajun accent is a little like my Irish accent and my Australian accent… meaning… my accent starts in one area and roams to new territory!
If you are like me, maybe a video would be in order!
#11 Little Red Hot
This fun variation of Little Red Riding Hood also has a southwestern flair to it.
Little Red loves red hot chili peppers (the food, not the band) so she makes a pie with them to help “knock the cold germs” right out of her grandma.
#12 Violet and the Woof
I love that this version takes place in an urban setting! What a great book to use to compare and contrast story elements!
In this story, 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”.
Little Red Riding Hood: Rhythm and Rhymes!
#13 Yo, Hungry Wolf
Rap your way through this fun version of Little Red Riding Hood. Your students will love this one!
This book combines Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf into one tale!
#14 Little Red Snapperhood: A Fishy Fairy Tale
This book is written in rhyme! LOVE! But it also is a great book to use when wanting to compare and contrast story elements like characters, setting, and theme.
Other Great Little Red Riding Hood Picture Books
Here are a few other books that I love for a variety of reasons!
#15 Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
This book is laugh-out-loud-funny! 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.
We loved this book so much that we included it in our reading comprehension units:
#17 Red by Jed Alexander
I love wordless picture books! This is a great book to add to your collection. 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 differently than the others.
If you’d like to find more wordless book recommendations you can read another blog post I wrote:
#18 Little Red Riding Sheep
This would be a great book to add to your writing mentor text lists.
There are lots of opportunities to talk about the author’s voice with this version of Little Red Riding Hood.
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.
#20 Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf (The Other Side of the Story)
We love a good point-of-view book and this rendition of Little Red Riding Hood as told by the wolf does not disappoint!
#21 Once Upon a Time, the End (Asleep in 60 Seconds)
I feel like this book was written for parents everywhere. 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!
#23 Little Red’s Riding ‘Hood
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!
#25 Ninja Red Riding Hood
Brace yourself for recess ninja action, but this book is pretty awesome. 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:
More Little Red Riding Hood ideas?
I have another blog post you may be interested in. There is a free file over there for you too!
Are you reading fairy tales in your classroom? Here are some activity ideas: