Hullo, friends! Today we have another adorable little picture book for you from father and sons authors Henry, Josh and Harrison Herz. Their latest book Little Red Cuttlefish is out this month!
Read more about the book below and check out my review!
About the Book
Little Red is off to deliver a fresh basket of crab cakes to Grandma Cuttlefish. Everything goes swimmingly . . .at first. While Little Red might be safe from any big, bad wolves, she has to look out for something even more dangerous: the hungry tiger shark!
Luckily, this cuttlefish is anything but cuddly, and Little Red has a few tricks hidden up her tentacles. She’ll camouflage, squirt ink clouds, and use her quick reflexes to outwit that pesky shark and deliver her crab cakes unharmed. After all—she doesn’t want to miss dessert!
This aquatic rendition of a classic tale brings the splendor of the sea to dry land. Combining science, spunk, and lively illustrations, Little Red’s adventures will tickle your funny gills and leave you wanting to dive in again and again.
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Fun story, bright and colorful illustrations
If you haven’t guessed yet, Little Red Cuttlefish is a different take on Little Red Riding Hood and it’s pretty cute! Little Red is sent off to take crab cakes to her Grandma. Her mother tells her to “stay out of the seaweed and not to ink strangers” and everything goes well until a tiger shark comes to shake things up for Little Red.
This picture book is just adorable. The story is fun and exciting and quite informative, too. I love that this book is very educational for children. The illustrations are also amazing. Everything is so bright and colorful. All the pages are in full color from edge to edge and you can’t help but feel some appreciation for the ocean and its creatures. There’s even an info page about cuttlefish and tiger sharks at the end. This is a great book to read with the kiddies.
Note: I received a review copy of this book from the author. All opinions and views expressed here are my own.
About the Authors
Henry Herz writes fantasy and science fiction for children. His debut picture book, Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes, was published by Pelican in 2015. When You Give An Imp A Penny and Little Red Cuttlefish are scheduled to be published by Pelican in 2016.
Henry and his sons have also indie-published four children’s books, including Nimpentoad (a fantasy early chapter book), which reached #1 in Kindle Best Sellers large print sci-fi & fantasy, and was featured in Young Entrepreneur, Wired GeekDad, and CNN. Henry was the editor of Beyond The Pale (a fantasy young adult anthology, editor) with short stories by award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors Saladin Ahmed, Peter S. Beagle, Heather Brewer, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Kami Garcia, Nancy Holder, Gillian Philip & Jane Yolen. The book reached #2 in Amazon Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies.
Henry is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Henry participates in literature panels at a variety of conventions, including San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon. Henry created KidLit Creature Week (www.birchtreepub.com/kcw/), an annual online gallery of monsters, creatures, and other imaginary beasts from children’s books. Henry writes articles about children’s literature for TheWriteLife.com. He reviews children’s books for the San Francisco Book Review and the San Diego Book Review.
Like their father, both boys are big fans of fantasy, science fiction, and San Diego Comic-Con. They have an entrepreneurial bent too. They’ve started three web-based businesses selling LEGO party favors, custom cast bases for Warhammer, and painted concrete yard sculptures.