This week we discovered just how dark a tale Little Red Riding Hood is.
But we also discovered several more uplifting versions
including one called a "new Fangled Prairie Tale"
where grandma drives a tractor and scares the wolf as he approaches
and recites "all the better to see you with" etc.,
then trains him to help her make muffins to satisfy his hunger.
This version was very fun and way more uplifting with a valuable life lesson too.
I had each of them copy what I was doing and they turned out quite nice for 2nd and 3rd graders.
I think they just need to hug and make up, don't you?
My favorite illustrations were in this classic tale by
and the remade version is by
Lisa Campbell Ernst.