Little Red Riding Wolf
Little Red Riding Hood Twist
We all know the classic story of Little Red Riding Hood. But what if the roles were reversed, and now the wolf was wearing the Red Hooded cape?
What would the young wolf cub experience on her journey and when she reaches Grandma wolf’s home in the woods?
Once upon a time, in a world where the bond between man and beast was strained, there lived a little wolf named Little Red Riding Wolf. This courageous pup was tasked with bringing a basket of food to her sick grandmother’s den. Little did she know, a cunning trapper had set his sights on capturing her and her grandmother for their valuable hides.
As Little Red Riding Wolf made her way through the forest, she encountered a friendly man who claimed to love wolves. Unbeknownst to her, this man had sinister intentions. He suggested that she pick some pretty flowers for her grandmother to lift her spirits, giving him the opportunity to rush ahead to Grandma Wolf’s den.
Knocking on the door, the trapper pretended to be Little Red Riding Wolf, using a fake voice to lure Grandma Wolf into a trap. He quickly tied her up and hid her away, boasting about the coats he planned to fashion from their hides.
But just as he was about to harm Little Red Riding Wolf, her brave family came to the rescue. The trapper’s lies were exposed, and he was forced to make a choice. Faced with the wrath of the wolves or a chance at redemption, he chose to become an organic farmer under the guidance of the Wolf clan. To his surprise, this new trade brought him more success than trapping ever had.
Although the story could have ended with peace between wolves and humans, the reality is that they are still learning to tolerate one another. However, there is hope for a brighter future, where all creatures can live in harmony, free from the bondage of cruelty and decay. As the creation itself groans for freedom and redemption, we too eagerly await a world where man and beast can coexist in glorious liberty.
Explore the fascinating tale of Little Red Riding Wolf and discover the twists and turns of this classic story turned upside down. With captivating illustrations by Candace Schoonover and thought-provoking themes, this book is a must-have in any child’s library. Join Little Red Riding Wolf on her journey of trust, bravery, and the power of forgiveness. Order your copy today and embrace the magic of Leland P. Gamson’s storytelling.
Excerpt from the book:
One day her mother told her, “Grandmother is sick. You can help her by taking this basket to her. Remember, don’t talk to any one you don’t know, especially humans.”
The title, Little Red Riding Wolf, tells it all. This is Little Red Riding Hood turned upside down with a call out to organic farming.
Evil man cannot be trusted – and, though Little Red Riding Wolf’s family saves her and her grandma, it is a happy ending with a caution: man and beast only tolerate each other not live together happily ever after – and the lesson is punctuated with an appropriate Bible verse.
The fun in reading Leland Gamson’s story is the anticipation of knowing the danger but not knowing how the conflict will be resolved.
Adding to the pleasure are the illustrations by Candace Schoonover, who used her dog Timber as the model for the wolves and provided a coloring page for young want-a-be artists. Parents, this is a book for old and young to enjoy, one sure to spark conversation and a must-have in your child’s library.
In this version of an old folk tale, Little Red Riding Hood is a wolf puppy & the villain is a trapper. While everything is reversed the ending is both surprising & amusing. It is for children & the inner child in all of us.
Very thought provoking story for children that turns the “big bad wolf” into the hero of the story.
It explores the relationship with a traditional Predator (Wolf) and a Human in a way that children can see that natural enemies don’t have to be enemies at all and can live in harmony with one another and Nature.
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Little Red Riding Wolf - A Twist to a Classic Story
Once upon a time, in a world where the bond between man and beast was strained, there lived a little wolf named Little Red Riding Wolf. This courageous pup was tasked with bringing a basket of food to her sick grandmother's den. Little did she know, a cunning trapper had set his sights on capturing her and her grandmother for their valuable hides.
Author: Leland P. Gamson
- Very thought-provoking story for children.
- Children can see that natural enemies don't have to be enemies and can live in