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Preston sets off to take a basket of food to his granny’s, wearing a red coat and hood, and looking very much like Little Red Riding Hood. As ever, Mister Wolf is in hot pursuit, but he can’t think which story Preston’s red coat and hood reminds him of, and so he can’t remember what he is supposed to do...

“This will be very popular with three-to-seven year olds.” —Daily Telegraph

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Colin McNaughton trained as a graphic designer, but since the publication of his first book in 1976 he has produced over 60 books for children, and is now recognised as one of Britain's leading creators of children's books. He lives in London with his wife, and they have two sons.

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Kindergarten-Grade 2. Preston Pig, from Suddenly! (1995) and Boo! (1996, both Harcourt), returns with his lupine sidekick to delight audiences once again. McNaughton has revamped "Little Red Riding Hood" with Preston's perfectly timed clumsiness and Mr. Wolf's forgetful memory. When the wolf observes the pig being sent off to visit Granny, he says, "Hmm...red hood, basket of food, Granny's house? That reminds me of a story, but which one?" He finally remembers his role and jumps through Grandma's window, ties her up, and pops Preston into a sack. As Mr. Wolf wonders about how the story ends, a turn of the page reveals Preston's father, holding a gleaming ax. The fast-paced text is sure to grab the attention of listeners. The oversized artwork, with its exaggerated features, is a feast for the eyes, bursting with a successful combination of fine detail and comic relief. Pair it with Lisa Campbell Ernst's Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale (S & S, 1995), Ed Young's Lon Po Po (Philomel, 1989), and a traditional "Red" of your choice for a storytime that's sure to please.?Lisa Marie Gangemi, Sousa Elementary School, Port Washington, NY
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