Little Red Ruthie changes the classic Little Red Riding Hood story by peppering Hanukkah traditions into the text. Our heroine Ruthie has a very important latkes making session in this fun tale that’s as yummy to read as eat (latkes recipe included). — Jeanette
It was a chilly winter in the northern woods, but Ruthie did not mind. Dressed in her favorite puffy red coat, she was going to spend Hanukkah with her grandmother, who lived on the other side of the forest. Ruthie was bringing sour cream and applesauce to go along with the yummy latkes. She carefully packed her basket and kissed her mother good-bye. Snow began to fall. Soon Ruthie was lost in a thicket, and she was not alone. Someone was hiding behind the tree, and when he jumped out, Ruthie found herself face to face with a wolf. Ruthie will have to convince the wolf that eating latkes will be tastier than eating her!
About the Author
Gloria Koster is an elementary school librarian. It is there where she gets her ideas for her stories. She lives in New York with her family. Sue Eastland is a British designer, illustrator, and author. She studied graphic design at college and later earned a masters degree in spatial design at Huddersfield University. She currently lives and works in the North of England.
"A Hanukkah culinary delight." —Kirkus Reviews
"Koster and Eastland’s spoof takes several twists and turns . . . Eastland’s digital drawings, breezy and punctuated with lots of red, are a stylish counterpoint to the poker-faced text." —Publishers Weekly
"A welcome holiday offering." —School Library Journal
"Whimsical, humorous illustrations." —The Association of Jewish Libraries
"The cartoony illustrations and lighthearted text incorporate Hanukkah details and motifs." —The Horn Book