Are you looking to add a little laughter to story time? If so, It’s Not Little Red Riding Hood by Josh Funk is the book for you!
This book brought us laughter with every page. My son asked me if his favorite podcaster, Jonathan from Dork Tales, had written it because he found it so funny.
We received a copy of this book as a Multicultural Children’s Book Day reviewer. If you’d like to learn more about Multicultural Children’s Book Day, keep reading down to the very end!
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About the Author
Josh Funk is a children’s book author of many, many silly stories. It’s Not Little Red Riding Hood is part of his “It’s Not a Fairy Tale” series. He has been to over 400 schools reading his amusing tales. He is also the host of a show called Funk and Friends, where he interviews people in the early literature community. So, in summary, he is a very busy, funny, talented guy.
If you are already a Josh Funk fan, be sure to check out his website. He has a bunch of activities for kids to get even more joy out of your favorite titles.
Let’s get back to little red…or I guess it’s not little red…the book, let’s just say.
Summary of It’s Not Little Red Riding Hood
In this version of Little Red Riding Hood, everything is off script. Her cape is blue, all the villians are sick and their replacements aren’t so keen on fulfilling their roles they way the were written. The story ends with everyone enjoying ice cream sundaes. Intrigued? You should be. It’s a pretty great read.
Want to check it out? Here is a read aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMwOctUp7c0
Review of It’s Not Little Red Riding Hood
I love that the main characters are all people of color. We also loved that everything about the story was unpredictable, enjoyable and hilarious. My only complaint is that I don’t feel I’m good enough at funny voices to do it justice. However, It’s Not Little Red Riding Hood gives a traditional story new life and will surely become one of your kid’s new favorites. (So, start practicing your silly voices now.)
Multicultural Children’s Book Day
2021 (1/29/21) is in its 8th
year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen
; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the multicultural books and authors on the market while also working to get those book into the hands of young readers and educators.
Eight years in, MCBD’s mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves continues. Read about our Mission & History HERE.
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