• Tango Red Riding Hood
  • Tango Red Riding Hood
  • Tango Red Riding Hood
  • Tango Red Riding Hood

Tango Red Riding Hood

Written by Rachel Hobbs
Illustrated by Carolina Vázquez


An irresistible rhythm tugs at Moni's heart as she dances down the path to la casa de Abuela. But Moni's corazón skips a beat when she spies a strange set of ears - setting her own orejas on alert. Lobo must be near!

In this modern interpretation of a classic fairytale, readers tango along with Moni as she sways to the music that follows her through the woods. In a clearing, Moni stumbles upon Lobo . . . playing a bandoneón? Moni can't help from tap-tap-tapping to the tune, but when the music ends, Moni's pace turns from tango to milonga after Lobo says he ate Abuela. Readers are certain to be both surprised and relieved when they learn Abuela is alive and well, and waiting on another guest - her amigo, Lobo.

With a humorous twist that highlights a misunderstanding in two languages, Tango Red Riding Hood delivers a fresh take on the original story's theme and beloved characters. Bold, bright illustrations capture the magic and mood of each scene, inviting readers to savor every step of Moni's adventure. It will be a welcome addition to classrooms, libraries and bedside bookshelves everywhere!


September 12, 2023

Key Concepts

Bilingual text (Spanish and English), modern folk/fairytales, dance, Argentine music and culture.

Additional Details

  • 9 x 11 inches
  • 32 Pages
  • Ages 4 to 8
  • Trade ISBN: 9781957655147
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781957655154

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    Reader Reviews

    • ★★★★★

      A bright retelling with a real beat, this not only shares the experience of learning a language, but will be a story hour hit.

      ~ School Library Journal (Jul. 2023)