Telling Stories Wrong

by Gianni Rodari, translated by Antony Shugaar and illustrated by Beatrica Alemagna, is an inventive, newly translated book from a classic Italian children’s author. A little girl is listening to her grandfather tell her the story of Little Red Riding Hood, except Grandpa gets the details of the story all wrong! Readers will giggle as Little Yellow Riding Hood is sent to bring a potato peel to her Aunt Hildegaard and meets a giraffe in the woods, along with other detours that Grandpa’s imagination takes. This is a warm-hearted book about sharing stories and not sweating the details too much.