Tango Red Riding Hood
Tango Red Riding Hood

Tango Red Riding Hood

By Rachel Hobbs

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We’re excited to welcome author Rachel Hobbs for storytime on Sunday, April 21 at 10:30am fas she shares her delightful new picture book, Tango Red Riding Hood.


When Moni sets off to her Abuela's house, her feet can't resist the magical rhythm that calls to her in the woods. But an encounter with Lobo and his bandoneón turns Moni's pace from tango to milonga as she races to save her sweet Abuela.


An irresistible rhythm tugs at Moni's heart as she dances down the path to la casa de Abuela. But Moni's corazón skips a beat when she spies a strange set of ears - setting her own orejas on alert. Lobo must be near!


In this modern interpretation of a classic fairytale, readers tango along with Moni as she sways to the music that follows her through the woods. In a clearing, Moni stumbles upon Lobo . . . playing a bandoneón? Moni can't help from tap-tap-tapping to the tune, but when the music ends, Moni's pace turns from tango to milonga after Lobo says he ate Abuela. Readers are certain to be both surprised and relieved when they learn Abuela is alive and well, and waiting on another guest - her amigo, Lobo.


With a humorous twist that highlights a misunderstanding in two languages, Tango Red Riding Hood delivers a fresh take on the original story's theme and beloved characters. Bold, bright illustrations capture the magic and mood of each scene, inviting readers to savor every step of Moni's adventure. It will be a welcome addition to classrooms, libraries and bedside bookshelves everywhere!


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