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Carmine: A Little More Red

Written & illustrated by Melissa Sweet
4.25 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
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May 2, 2005
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And, as Carmine takes off on her bicycle with Rufus, that is just what she intends to do. But Carmine is a dreamy painter, always in search of capturing just the right hue in her drawings, and this drawing—the one she begins in a lovely forest clearing just off the path to Granny’s—must be her best yet.

Here is a new, lively retelling of a timeless tale with enough twists and turns to keep readers guessing until the very end.

What Kind of Book is Carmine: A Little More Red

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.25 / 7.0

This book is an alphabet book, as well as a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood with a bit of a twist. Sensitive readers will enjoy that Grandma and Red don’t actually get eaten (the wolf only takes the soup bones home to her pups) and the illustrations are great, but the alphabet backbone of the story felt random and forced and the entire thing fell a little flat for me.

Book Lists That Include Carmine: A Little More Red

Book Topics › red
Children's Books About Red
Book Topics › alphabet (ABCs)
Excellent Alphabet Children's Books
Book Topics › Little Red Riding Hood stories
Little Red Riding Hood Stories, Retellings and Fractured Fairy Tales
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Who Wrote Carmine: A Little More Red

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Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than eighty children’s books, including the Caldecott Honor books <i>The Right Word </i>and <i>A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams</i> both written by Jen Bryant. She also wrote and illustrated <i>Tupelo Rides the Rails</i>; <i>Carmine: A Little More Red</i>, which was a <i>New York Times</i> Best Illustrated Children’s Book; and <i>Balloons Over Broadway</i>, a picture book biography that was named a 2011 <i>Publishers Weekly</i> Best Nonfiction Picture Book. When she is not in her studio, Melissa can be found taking an art class, hiking with her dogs, or riding her bicycle. She lives with her family in Rockport, Maine.

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Publication Date:
May 2, 2005

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