Little Fred Riding Hood: Red Banana by Michael Cox
A hilarious story for young readers by Michael Cox for Egmont's red banana series. Big Bad Wolf is Wilf Wolf's hero and Little Red Riding Hood is his favourite story, although pages are mysteriously missing from the end of the story. One day, on his way back from Wolfworths, Wilf meets a boy called Little Fred who has just been visiting his granny and who is wearing a red hood! Wilf can't believe his luck and plans to gobble Fred's granny, just like in the story! But when Wilf knocks on granny's door he gets a shock. Granny is six foot tall! She's the granny Little Fred visits on Saturday, not the small, tasty-looking one that Wilf saw on Thursday! Little Fred and his Saturday granny chase Wilf through the woods threatening to marmalise him! Poor Wilf! Red bananas are chapter books for newly fluent readers, suitable for NC Level 3 readers. They are carefully designed illustrated books for both entertainment and education, supporting children's understanding of how to read longer books. Red bananas introduce similes and wordplay to encourage an understanding of more literary concepts.