Little Red's Secret Sauce
Fairy Tale (fiction) 916 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 630LLittle Red's Secret Sauce gives a new twist on the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. The Mean, Medium Coyote replaces the Big, Bad Wolf in this story, as a young girl ventures into the desert to visit her sick Granny. The girl is known for her spicy chili, which is just what the coyote is after. He is up to his familiar tricks, but Granny becomes empowered to help herself, and she and her granddaughter defeat the coyote by giving him the chili with an extra dose of her secret spicy sauce. Illustrations support the text.