A Fun Picture Book


The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, The Wolf, and Grandma by Dian and Christyan Fox is a delightful children's picture book. Kids will love hearing it and adults will enjoy reading it. A GREAT book!So. I went to the bookstore to see if there was a fun Halloween book that I could get for my grandkids. I wanted something like the one I have previously written about. It’s a hoot!

I looked.

And looked.

There were boring books.

There was a Halloween book based in my home state. Blah and yawn.

There were books with wildly drab pictures.

I didn’t particularly like anything that I saw.

And THEN . . .

. . . then I saw the book The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, The Wolf, and Grandma by Diane and Christyan Fox. The dog’s comment on the cover “It all sounds a bit complicated to me” caught my attention. I just HAD to read it.

I’m glad I did.

So there’s this cat who is reading the story of Little Red Hood to the dog. As the cat reads the story, the dog interrupts with comments and questions.The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, The Wolf, and Grandma by Dian and Christyan Fox is a delightful children's picture book. Kids will love hearing it and adults will enjoy reading it. A GREAT book!

The cat patiently responds. At first.The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, The Wolf, and Grandma by Dian and Christyan Fox is a delightful children's picture book. Kids will love hearing it and adults will enjoy reading it. A GREAT book!
The dog gets hung up on the idea that Little Red has super powers. He just can’t let that idea go! (This is where the exploding eggs enter the story.)The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, The Wolf, and Grandma by Dian and Christyan Fox is a delightful children's picture book. Kids will love hearing it and adults will enjoy reading it. A GREAT book!

Here, I love the how the dog refers to ‘the hood girl.’ It’s things like this that make reading books enjoyable for parents and grandparents! I love that sense of humor!
The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, The Wolf, and Grandma by Dian and Christyan Fox is a delightful children's picture book. Kids will love hearing it and adults will enjoy reading it. A GREAT book!
The cat finally reaches a breaking point . . .
The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, The Wolf, and Grandma by Dian and Christyan Fox is a delightful children's picture book. Kids will love hearing it and adults will enjoy reading it. A GREAT book!
The book ends with the dog asking a hilarious question.

Now, I don’t want to spoil the book for you. You’ll either have to buy one or check a copy out of the library to see what the dog says.

I know that this is the season for all things Halloween. I know that this book does not have one thing to do with Halloween. However, I do thoroughly enjoy this book. And, Dear Readers, I wanted to share it with you.

I’m thinking that this would be a good birthday present, Christmas present, something for a grandchild’s Easter basked, or a book to add to your own personal library.

You’ll love the sense of humor in the book. You’ll enjoy reading it over and over to your grand chickabiddies — and THAT is a huge thing for me!

If it’s like fingernails down the chalkboard of my soul to read it many times, you can rest assured that I won’t read it often to my grandkids!

But this isn’t one of those books. Phew! I’d be pleased as punch to have this in my library. You would, too!

(Disclaimer: I have not received a free copy of this book to review nor have I received any remuneration for writing about it. Rats!)


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