Little Red Writing

Little Red Writing

Book - 2013
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Once upon a time, in pencil school, a brave little red pencil sets out to write an exciting story with nouns and adverbs and everything--but first she has to face the ravenous pencil sharpener, the Wolf 3000.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780811878692
Branch Call Number: EASY HOLUB
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Sweet, Melissa 1956-- Illustrator


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SPL_Childrens Apr 24, 2014

Little Red Writing Pencil was suspicious.

Granny Principal didn’t sound or look like her usual self today. Her voice was too growly and her teeth were much too big and sharp. Was it possible that she actually wasn’t the principal, but was, instead, the Wolf 3000 – the grumpiest, growliest, grindingest electric pencil sharpener ever made? Yes! … and Little Red Writing Pencil was now in big trouble because those pencil-sharpening teeth were especially made to chomp and grind up pencils like her!

Fortunately, Little Red had her wits about her – as well as one last word - which she used to foil the hungry pencil sharpener, rescue the real Granny Principal and return to her classroom to tell her tale.

Joan Holub’s creative, witty picture book – a parody of the familiar Little Red Riding Hood - is as much about creating a story as it is about the story itself. It begins when Ms 2 directs her class of pencils to write a story. Elements of style, vocabulary, parts of speech and types of punctuation are mixed and matched, creating literary mayhem everywhere. Then Little Red Writing Pencil is asked to run an errand to Granny Principal’s office. Wending her way through a tangled forest of description, she escapes the lurking Wolf 3000 pencil sharpener only to find that it has somehow reached the office ahead of her.

The result is a clever and visually-appealing picture book with a happy ending - which children, parents and teachers can enjoy time and time again.


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