Little Red

Dorktales Podcast: Episode 3

Little Red

La, la, la, la-la! Have you heard the tale of Little Red? You know, the one about the sweet, innocent little girl in the beautiful red cloak who out foxes the big bad wolf? Well forget that one and think ninja granny with a stealthy rescue plan and fierce tranquilizer dart skills.

Creatives Behind This Episode

Jonathan Cormur voiceover
Jonathan Cormur

Voiceover/Narrator

Jermaine Hamilton

Audio Engineer

Arthur Lin

Illustrator

More “Little Red Riding Hood” Retellings

It’s so much fun to add our own geeky twist to classic fairy tales! It’s also fun to read how other authors and illustrators reinvent some of our favorite tales. Here are a few suggestions for more creative retellings of Little Red Riding Hood:

Ninja Red Riding Hood*
Written by Corey Rosen Schwartz
Illustrated by Dan Santat

“Wolf just can’t catch a break! Ever since the three little pigs started teaching everyone Ninja skills, huffing and puffing just hasn’t been enough to scare up a good meal. His craving for meat sends Wolf to classes at the dojo, and soon he’s ready to try out his new moves. A little girl and her tiny granny should be easy targets—right? Not if Little Red has anything to say about it! Kiya!”

*The author’s website includes an activity guide.

Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa
Written and Illustrated by Niki Daly

“When Granny asks Pretty Salma to go to the market one day, she warns her not to talk to strangers. But cunning Mr. Dog tricks Salma, and before she knows it, he’s wearing her stripy ntama, her pretty white beads, and her yellow sandals. And he’s on his way to Granny’s house! African culture and flavor infuse this inventive retelling of a favorite fairy tale.”

Honestly, Red Riding Hood was Rotten
Written by Trisha Speed Shaskan
Illustrated by Gerald Claude Guerlais

“You think you know the story of “Little Red Riding Hood”? THINK AGAIN! This retelling of the classic story, told from the wolf’s perspective, will give you a fresh spin on this famous tale. Was the wolf just really hungry for apples? Was Little Red Riding Hood rotten? This fun fractured tale will leave you with a whole new understanding of the classic story.”

Dorktales Storytime Podcast icon

What are Dorktales?

Think Fractured Fairy Tales meets Big Bang Theory! The Dorktales Podcast hosted by Jonathan Cormur is a family-fun, storytime series of goofier versions of favorite classics adored by generations. Suitable for all ages, they’re fast-paced, full of giggles and entertaining…even for adult types.

Subscribe and Review in Apple Podcasts

Mr. Redge thinks it would be “utterly absurd” if you miss even one episode. So, CLICK on over to Apple Podcasts and subscribe today.

If our storytelling brings you some joy…and a few giggles, we would be so grateful if you’d help us live happily ever after by writing a positive review! It’s one of the best ways for others find our geeky tales.

Now, go be the hero of your own story and we’ll see you next once-upon-a-time!