Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion by Alex T SmithLittle Red and the Very Hungry Lion by Alex T Smith

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

byAlex T SmithIllustratorAlex T Smith

Hardcover | July 26, 2016

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A fun take on Little Red Riding Hood - with a safari twist!

Little Red is on her way to visit Auntie Rosie with a basket of goodies and some spot medicine. Along the way she meets the Very Hungry Lion. The Lion is eager to gobble up Little Red. The Lion's plan doesn't work out the way he wanted.

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion is a fractured fairy tale version of Little Red Riding Hood. It's a classic fairy tale with a safari twist!

Alex T. Smith's fun, bold art brings Little Red Riding Hood to life in a refreshing new way that will delight young readers.

Alex T. Smith is the author and illustrator of the Claude series. He lives in the UK. Visit him online at
Title:Little Red and the Very Hungry LionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.13 × 10.22 × 0.36 inPublished:July 26, 2016Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545914388

ISBN - 13:9780545914383


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun re-telling A funny re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood. I love that it has a little girl of colour as the heroine. Great illustrations - the hairstyle she gives to the lion is worth the price of admission alone.
Date published: 2017-10-09

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Home by Alex T. Smith:" A clever story, but what really makes this pop are Smith's full-color illustrations, which depict each fantasy in thought bubbles crammed with hysterically funny details. Great for reading aloud or for savoring alone." -Booklist" Smith keeps the story zipping along, effectively using repeating phrases, story elements, and scenarios. The pages teem with digitized colors, textures, and photos, but the overall atmosphere is quiltlike and cozy. It's a persuasive argument for finding creative solutions to problems instead of walking away." -Publishers Weekly"Wonderful, jazzy illustrations feature brilliant oranges, yellows, and pinks underscored by vivid, playful language to add to the intrigue."- Kirkus Reviews, Stared Reviews