Thursday, November 14, 2013

Little Red Riding Hood


Jessica Zemsky,  Whitman 1961

 Another favorite fairytale from my childhood was Little Red Riding Hood.

Boy, did we ever learn not to stop and talk to strangers, after reading this one.

And if it has ears like a wolf and teeth like a wolf, it probably is a wolf.
Not Grandma.

There are so many beautifully illustrated versions of this Grimm story.
Do you recognize any of these?

Elizabeth Orton Jones,  Golden Press 1948


Illustrator identified only as AH,  Brimax Books, 1962
(If anyone has any information about this artist,  please contact me.)

 June Goldsborough,  Whitman 1964

 Frank Aloise,  Abingdon Press 1969
This version is retold by The Gant Sisters and includes several of their songs.  

Anne Sellers Leaf,  Rand McNally Elf Book, 1963

 Wooden puzzles from Sifo and Playskool


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Click here to see my Little Red Riding Hood tea set.




28 comments:

  1. Love these! I can't believe it, but I don't have any Red Riding Hood books! Now I'm jealous! :)

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  2. Don't you just love those old books and illustrations? I love that story although I think it probably is a little scary for little ones. But then, it was read to me a lot and I don't think it affected me too bad. LOL

    Judy

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    1. Sometimes a little bit of scary in a story can be good, if it teaches children to be careful in real life. Some versions are more mild than others, and it is always wise to pre-read and use good judgement based on the age and maturity of the individual child.

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  3. I love all the books - such cute illustrations.

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    1. I'm a huge fan of children's literature and illustration. So much amazing talent from these writers and artists.

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  4. Something else we have in common! I love Little Red Riding Hood! Twyla

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  5. What a neat collection of " Little Red Riding Hood"s. I can't believe I have four old copies of The Three Bears and not one of Little Red Riding Hood. The hunt is on!!

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    1. The Three Bears might be my next fairytale post. :-)

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  6. Gayle, while none of the books you have pictured seem familiar to me, I would have to say the one from 1948 was probably the one I had read to me since I was born the following year. Your tea set is adorable! Love the colors!

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    1. I think that was a popular version. I love the way the artist included tree branches and pinecones on every page... really makes the reader feel like they are walking through the woods along with Little Red.

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  7. What a fun collection! The illustrations are the best!,

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  8. Such a neat collection. As soon as I saw the playskool puzzle I remembered having the exact same puzzle!!

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    1. I love the wood puzzles. They last forever!

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  9. I had the puzzle on the right! Your posts delight me!

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  10. I love the illustrations! Wonderful collection!

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  11. Lovely collection - my initials are AH but alas its not me! Really like that middle picture of Red picking flowers. :)

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  12. I love the early 60's illustrators best! ♥

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    1. It all reminds me of my growing up years. :-)

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  13. I don't remember the version I read, but it could be the Golden Books version. I loved my little Golden Books.

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    1. There were more versions that what I have here. So it's very possible you read a different one.

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  14. I recognize the puzzles - must've worked them in the church nursery or something as a kid :-)

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    1. These wooden puzzles are strong and have stood the test of time, that is for sure.

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