Monday, June 3, 2013

You probably already know the story of Little Red Riding Hood/Le Petit Chaperon rouge. Here are two fun French books that turn this story on its head!

Oh là là (by Colin McNaughton)

On his quest to find a tasty bite to eat, a wolf spots a pig carrying a basket and wearing a red cloak. This reminds him of a story his mom used to tell him, but he can't quite remember which one. He follows the pig, and tries unsuccessfully to trap him. Only when the pig visits his grandmother does the wolf remember what he is supposed to do. He jumps into her bedroom and...well, you'll have to read to find out!

Quel Cafouillage! (by Gianni Rodari)

A grandfather tries to tell his granddaughter the story of Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood). Unfortunately, he gets most of the details wrong, turning the little girl into "Petit Chaperon noir" and making the wolf into a horse. This is a fabulous book to read aloud! If you want to see two French actors read this story, see below:

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