Little Red Riding Hood

This is Little Red Riding Hood. She’s bringing lunch to her grandmother because her grandmother is not feeling well.

It’s a windy day, but Little Red’s cape is keeping her warm, and she feels pretty confident that she knows where she is going.

This is Jaz the Woodsman. He chops wood in the forest. He knows every trail, every tree, and every animal.

“Be careful about going into the woods,” he warns Little Red Riding Hood. “There’s a wolf running around in there.”

“He’s mean and ferocious with big, scary eyes!”

Jaz the Woodsman has seen a few things in his lifetime. He knows what he is talking about.

Little Red Riding Hood must make a big decision. Should she return to the safety of her home? Or should she take the risk and go through the woods where the wolf may be waiting for her?

The woods got darker the more she walked. She was nervous, but her grandmother needed her.

And then, just up ahead, she saw him! Those pointy ears! Those big, scary eyes!

 

But as she took a deep breath to avoid panicking, she noticed the wolf wasn’t nearly as big as the woodsman described, and his eyes weren’t nearly as scary at all.

In fact, he was just a little fluffy ball of fur, and a good listener, too.

“Had I listened to what others told me and not ventured out into the world myself, I would have missed out on an opportunity to make a new friend,” said Little Red Riding Hood.

“Hey, now, I was only looking out for your safety!” explained Jaz the Woodsman. “Wolves are generally dangerous animals who can rip human bodies to shreds!”

Jaz the Woodsman has seen a few things in his lifetime. He knows what he is talking about.

“That may be true,” said Little Red Riding Hood. “But in this case, this wolf looks to be a friendly ball of fluffy fur, and not some ruthless killer. So, let’s all be friends!”

And they were.

The end.