Betsy is finally old enough to take cupcakes to Grandma all by herself—with the company of her faithful sheep, of course. And although wolves aren’t good for grandmas, Betsy lets her best friend, Zimmo, come along too. But will Zimmo’s wolfish instincts make Grandma the tasty treat instead?
In her second picture book starring the feisty young shepherd Betsy, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine teams up once again with Scott Nash to put a hilarious twist on an old favorite. This reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood is sure to delight readers from little lambs to cupcake-loving grandmas.
In this uproarious adaptation, a companion to Betsy Who Cried Wolf! Betsy, along with her flock of opinionated sheep, sets out to bring cupcakes to Grandma. Betsy also brings fellow shepherd Zimmo the wolf, ignoring her friends' warnings. But when Zimmo disappears, Betsy begins to lose faith in her friend and in her ability to lead the talkative, troublesome sheep. Nash and Levine's twist ending ensures a happy ending, and the sheep's speech bubble cacophony ("The moral is: Wolves are good for grandmas." "Some wolves are grandmas." "Some books never end") provides an entertaining backdrop to a surprisingly tense story. Ages 4 8.