Children's & Fantasy/Sci-Fi Books

Little Red Cuttlefish

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Genre & Age: Fairy tale picture book (ages 3-7)
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages, 8.5 x 11″
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 978-1455621460

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Little Red Cuttlefish Goodreads Reviews

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.
Little Red Cuttlefish book trailer

Reviews & Press Coverage

– “Heroic Little Red makes such a splash that even though no one gets eaten or cut open, even the most ghoulish among young readers won’t be disappointed. Along with silly bits, this buoyant benthic variant includes lots of authentic marine detail.” — Kirkus
– Won Editor’s Choice award at Orange County SCBWI Editor’s Day
– A New Take on Little Red Riding Hood (Melanie Adkins)
– Interview with Author Henry Herz (Jacqueline Howett)
– Behind the Book (The Little Crooked College)
– Little Red Cuttlefish (Keila V. Dawson)
– Henry Herz interview (David Binder)
– Simply 7 Interview with Henry Herz (Of Tea and Mermaids)
– Picture Book Review: Little Red Cuttlefish (Whitesky Project)
– Meet Little Red Cuttlefish (Paws for Thought)
– Review (Story Monsters Ink Magazine), p. 46
– Little Red Cuttlefish (Have You Heard My Book Review)
– What Big Teeth You Have! (Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers)
– Book Review: Little Red Cuttlefish (Harmony Kent Online)
– Review: Little Red Cuttlefish (Hott Books)
– Using Fiction to Interest Young Readers in Non-Fiction (Bookingly Yours)
– Henry L. Herz: Little Red Cuttlefish (A Fantastical Librarian)
– Using Fiction to Interest Young Readers in Non-Fiction (Storybook Spotlight)
– Think Quick with Author Henry Herz (Reading for Research)
– Henry Herz Fractures a Fairy Tale (GROG)
– Little Red Cuttlefish – Review (Books Are My Life)
– Guest Post: Using Fiction to Interest Young Readers in Non-Fiction (Lynn’s Book Blog)
– Little Red Cuttlefish (Kids’ BookBuzz)

Educational Resources

Little Red Cuttlefish Study Guide (free PDF, 3 MB)

Make your own cephalopod! Print this file, color it, make vertical cuts to separate the legs, and tape the top into a cylinder.

Want to learn more about the oceans and sea life? Here are some helpful online resources:

Conservation International
Environmental Defense Fund
Marine Bio
National Geographic
National Marine Life Center
National Resources Defense Council
Nature Conservancy
Wildlife Conservation Society
World Wildlife Fund