Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood - Mike Artell, Jim Harris, Mike Artell, Mike Artell

This book would be great for 2nd grade.  It is a Cajun version of the original Little Red Riding Hood.  I would use this to show the class that there are several versions of the classics.  I would have them write their own version of the Little Red Riding  Hood.  They would share them with their classmates.  I think this would be a good thing to put in their writing portfolios.  There is a glossary in the beginning of the book that has words that might not be familiar.  This is very helpful!  I would introduce them before I read the story.