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Little Red Writing
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Joan Holub has hundreds of pencils. Some are red. Others are glittery, sporty, or full of holiday cheer. They are all supersharp and good at writing books. They've helped Joan write more than 130 books. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Learn more at www.joanholub.com.

Melissa Sweet has illustrated nearly 100 children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Book The Right Word and A River of Words and the Sibert Medal winner Balloons Over Broadway. She used 17 HB pencils in creating this book, and saves all her pencil stubs. She lives in Rockport, Maine. See all of her books at Melissasweet.net.

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"A very funny picture book that, I guarantee you, lots of savvy teachers will be eagerly sharing with students as part of the process of teaching creative writing." - Richie Partington MLIS, Richie's Picks
"Every elementary teacher should have this book to begin their writing units."-- Play on Words
"What a CLEVER, CLEVER story!"-- I Love to Read and Write Reviews
"This clever adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood has so many levels of creativity and learning... Every elementary teacher should have this book to begin their writing units."--Play on Words
"So rich in words and wry humor-written and visual-that one reading just isn't enough."-School Library Journal, starred review
"Every writers' group should start with this story."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Style, humor, and solid writing advice."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"An easy, winning prompt for beginning writers to abandon their fears and take up pencils of their own."-Booklist
"This is an A-plus venture all the way, one that celebrates words and stories and is sure to entertain wannabe writers."--BookPage
"A fun twist on the familiar "Little Red Riding Hood" fairy tale and a word lover's delight."--Common Sense Media
"Reluctant writers will relate to this fun tale of defeating doubt and will gain confidence to share their words, no matter what the obstacles."--Lee Littlewood, Cretor's Syndicate
" A perfect prompt for beginning writers to borrow from Little Red's basket of words and try their own stories."--Book Links, 2013 Lasting Connections
Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2013
"Full of fun and information. Teachers and aspiring young writers will embrace this lively story."-The Horn Book Magazine
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of the Year
"This clever retelling of Little Red Riding Hood is quite the story in itself, and also gives children a framework on how to write their own stories."--Library Media Connection
"Packs several grammar lessons into a story borrowed heavily from Little Red Riding Hood."--Cool Mom Picks
"The youngest of readers will appreciate this gorgeous tree-shaped board book.--WorkingMother.com

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