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The Little Red Fort

By Brenda Maier   Illustrated by Sonia Sanchez   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545859196 Hardcover
40 Pages | 8.61" x 11.78" | Ages 4 to 8

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338257168 Ebook
40 Pages | Ages 4 to 8

Ruby's mind is always full of ideas.

One day, she finds some old boards and decides to build something.

She invites her brothers to help, but they just laugh and tell her she doesn't know how to build.

"Then I'll learn," she says.

And she does!

When she creates a dazzling fort that they all want to play in, it is Ruby who has the last laugh.

With sprightly text and winsome pictures, this modern spin on a timeless favourite celebrates the pluck and ingenuity of young creators everywhere!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier, illustrated by Sonia Sanchez:

"Using a narrative framework and dialogue inspired by the Little Red Hen. Maier judiciously adapts one of the best nursery stories, keeps it simple, and makes it her own. The upbeat mixed-media illustrations are nicely varied in composition and perspective. A lively picture book that's fun to read aloud." — Booklist

"Sanchez's textured illustrations and sense of humor add depth to each dynamic scene. Throughout the story, Maier's little Latina go-getter breaks gender and cultural stereotypes, empowering." — Kirkus Reviews

"...exuberance on every page." — Publishers Weekly

"The repetition of key words and the predictable narrative would make this book excellent for reading aloud .The warmly colored illustrations with pops of red are a fitting style for a book about one child's creativity and ingenuity." — School Library Connection, recommended