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First Favourite Tales: Red Riding Hood Hardcover – 25 Mar 1999

4.6 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Ladybird (25 Mar. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0721497349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0721497341
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 0.8 x 16.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 517,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Was disappointed with this. Yes, I received Vera Southgate's ladybird version of Little Red Riding Hood, but the illustrations were not the ones I remember from my childhood. It's good, but if you're looking for the original "well loved tales" version from the 1960s, you should check which edition you are buying.
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I brought this,goldilocks and three bears and the three little pigs from the same range for my two year old who has just started to like fairy tales.
They are lovely little books full of colours and pictures and she loves them. All have been adapted at the end ever so slightly to remove the rather chilling ends that used to be about when I was child.
Highly recommended for younger children
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Format: Hardcover
Bought a few of these fairytale books and they are really nice. They are just right for my three year old son. He loves to listen to them and also enjoys to retell them himself as he turns the pages.
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Format: Hardcover
My 3 year old daughter loves the `First Favourite Tales' books for bed time stories and for looking through on her own.

Thoroughly recommend them.
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Format: Hardcover
My 2 years old absolutely loves these books (and especially little red riding hood). The books are short enough to keep their attention level high and you can always "enrich" them as you go. Colorful drawings complement the text and offer a good way to interact (where is the wolf?).
I really don't understand the negative comments, but I suppose anyone is different and has different needs and expectations.
The text is also child-proof (no scary chopping of the wolf, no eating grandma ...) which is nice: my parents once told my daughter their version and she seemed a bit frightened by the wolf/woodcutter/grandma ordeal.
I own several books of "First Favourite Tales" and this is true for all of them.
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Format: Hardcover
It is one of my 17 month old girl's favourite books at the moment, she asks for it ("rerr rirr" is about the best approximation i can do) and she likes to read this to herself (going "RAWR" for the wolf bits and knocking on the book when they knock on the door).

Nice illustrations. However, the way it is written is a bit grating, some of it rhymes in an odd way, and some of the sentences seem clumsy to me (especially the last one!). The fact that it is paper pages make it easy to rip, probably doesn't matter so much for the range it is aimed at, but my grabby little one might rip it and be sad about that!

I give it 4 stars because my daughter loves it so much, I think that says a lot more for it than my silly opinion!

Edit : I feel like I was slightly unfair before, as we have tried a few more versions of this story and they are all worse than this one!
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Format: Hardcover
Classic story, easy to read and understand and not too long or too short. I bought the entire range of first favourite tales for my 2 year old and she loves them. In fact, after reading other books for the last year my husband was also very pleased we'd bought them as he finds them great to read to her too!! My baby son will also benefit from these when he's older so a great choice. Overall a very happy family and at a great price with great service what more could you ask for.
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I was looking for a product to inspire my son, who is learning to read, and was browsing through the books when I came across these books, and thought I'd try one, or two. They are so good that he is allowed to take them to school. They have really taken his interest, and I've bought the full set of twelve. First Favourite Tales is one of the best set of books I could have bought for this purpose. My son is now demanding I buy him more books.
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