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.