Review: The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma

Posted on November 10, 2014

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Cat Dog Grandma cover

The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma
Written by Diane Fox
Illustrated by Christyan Fox
Scholastic Press
August 2014
32 pages

On the cover of The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma, the dog says, “It all sounds a bit complicated to me.” He does have a point. It is a rather cumbersome title for the charming tale inside. As cat begins to read aloud the story of “Little Red Riding Hood,” dog barges in and drills her with a ton of questions. What’s her super power? Does she hypnotize the bad guys? Are they exploding eggs in her basket? Cat becomes more and more exasperated at dog’s insistence on turning the story into something it’s not. But he never stops pushing her buttons. And the tension mounts. Cat and dog have a real big sister-little brother thing going on that adds another layer to the humor. The cartoon illustrations with hand-printed text, give this a comic book appeal. Readers become easily engaged in spotting a few more laughs along the way. The end papers discussion is cute. But the back cover is the bonus gag. Good. Clean. Fun.

Copyright (c) 2014 by Peggy Tibbetts

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