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  • Published: 3 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448121618
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

Very Little Red Riding Hood

A fabulously funny fairytale romp with an utterly fearless, totally beguiling, very determined and very little heroine.

Very Little Red Riding Hood is little. Very little. She's brave and bossy, fearless and determined, loving and funny. And like all toddlers she likes everything just so - woe betide anyone and anything that gets in her way!

Join Very Little Red Riding Hood on a very important expedition to her Grandmama's for a sleepover.

She's got some cakes, she's got red ted, she's got her blanket and she's got her tea set. And NOTHING is going to get in the way of her well-laid plans. Not even a Wolf!

Will they all live happily ever after?

Find out in Very Little Red Riding Hood's very big adventure.

  • Published: 3 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448121618
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the authors

Teresa Heapy

Teresa swapped the office desk for the kitchen table in 2009, having worked as a Commissioning Editor for Oxford University Press for several years and deciding that what she really wanted to do was write books. Since then, she has written about gorillas, Batman, the ugly duckling and green goo (not all in the same book) for Raintree, Pearson, OUP and HarperCollins. In her spare time, she does comedy improvisation and plays the ukulele. She lives in Oxford, England, with her husband and three children.


Sue Heap

Sue Heap is a children's picture book illustrator and story writer. She has worked in collaboration with a number of writers including Sally Lloyd-Jones. Sue and Sally worked on a series of How to . . . books with How to be a Baby being a New York Times bestseller. Another of Sue's books is Cowboy Baby, inspired by a visit to Arizona, which won the prestigious Gold Smarties Award for best picture book. Sue lives in Oxfordshire.

Praise for Very Little Red Riding Hood

This is Little Red Riding Hood for the modern age...a great story that will find fans of old and young alike.

The School Librarian

This quirky take on the original is fabulous – and sure to become a bedtime delight.

The Sun

Delightful…switches on a nightlight to bleach out the darkness of the Grimms’ version. Heapy allows the little girl to speak like a real child and Heap gives her the sort of coat with animal ears that wouldn’t look out of place in the local park…A perfect present for a Gramma to give her VLRRH.

The Times

A delightful twist in the tale… warm illustrations… a delight to share.

The Bookseller - Bookseller's Choice

Very funny…a feisty little heroine

Blackbird Pie

A gorgeous take on the original, which perfectly captures the voice and fears of young toddlers and contains a delightful twist at the end.

Elli Woollard, Guardian

Just delightful. Wonderfully original, funny and sweet.

Nick Sharratt

Very Little Red Riding Hood contains one of the most perfect representations of toddler habits I’ve read in a picture book and I’m so excited that it’s the first in a series… This isn’t just my choice for the list, (my daughter) adores this story.

Child-Led Chaos blog

Get your hands on this sweetly funny variation of the traditional story. With her toddler talk and winning smile, Very Little Red Riding Hood is an absolute charmer. …this first time collaboration between Heapy and Heap is a whole heap of fun.

Red Reading Hub

In constant demand, eliciting hoots of laughter with every read through, but more than that - lots of really cute and hilariously funny scenes unfold as you read, and it's the perfect book to appeal to quite a broad age range

ReaditDaddy blog

This is bound to become an oft-requested favourite and one I that I cannot wait to read aloud


The whole book is such fun with lots to look at in the funny and sweet illustrations. The best thing, of course, is that when you’ve read it, you can read it all over again – on demand, I am certain.


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