Book & Plush Review: “Lil’ Riding Hood and I Love Cake”

Its seems like all the classic fairy tales from when I was little have a scary aspect to them. From the big bad wolf to a giant, they are parts of stories that some of the parent’s from today don’t want to share with their children. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t shelter my children from everything as I think sheltering them completely wouldn’t prepare them for real life, but there is also a time to be a child. A company called My1story, winner of Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products, has changed two popular children’s fairytales to put a positive spin on them. That’s right Little Red Riding Hood has become Lil’ Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk has become Beanie.

red riding hood

Each storybook and plush introduces classic characters but in a brand new way. The loveable, never scary, illustrations are by Jaime Rodriguez, a former Walt Disney Company character artist. Formerly sinister big bad wolf has been rewritten as a mischievous but approachable wolf cub. The giant in Jack & the Beanstalk transforms into Beanie, still a giant but a young, small one. I Love Cake and Jack and the Magic Beans are the first two books of the My1story series. The hardcover books are 10” x 10”, a nice storybook size.

I received the book “Lil’ Riding Hood and I Love Cake” and the Lil’ Riding Hood plush to check out and they are absolutely adorable. The book is a hardcover and beautifully illustrated to entice any child. In the story, Lil’ Riding Hood, Riding Hood is taking a delicious cake to Grandma’s house but Wolfie of course wants a taste. He heads off to grannie’s, but instead of eating grandma the wolf waits and they all enjoy the cake! The story is all about sharing and friendship.

red riding hood book and plush

red riding hood plush

red riding hood illustrations

I read this story to my 4 year old son and 1 year old daughter and both enjoyed it. My daughter especially loved the illustrations and couldn’t stop cuddling with the Riding Hood Plush. I love that I don’t have to explain what happened to grandma, which really why does the wolf have to eat her in the classic fairytale? I hope that my kids go to bed dreaming of cake and friends. The plush is a great addition to the story because so often my kids like a book or show but I can’t find anything to go along with it. If you are looking for a happy ending (finally), then My 1story is definitely a series to check out!

Stay Connected with My 1st Story:

BUY IT: My1story books can be purchased direct from Amazon. The books retail for $12.99 and the plush retail for $14.99.

WIN IT: (1) US winner will receive their choice of a My1story book “Jack and the Magic Beans” or “Lil’ Riding Hood and I Love Cake” or a plush

red riding hood  jack and beanstalk

red riding hood plush beanie from beanstalk


Mom and More Disclosure:  I was sent some samples to review.  My opinon remains my own.  Please see my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. I’d pick the “Lil’ Riding Hood and I Love Cake” one

  2. awe we would love the little red riding hood one so cute

  3. I’d like Lil Riding Hood and I Love Cake for my 2 neices. These books are so cute and coming with a plush is even better.Thank you for the great giveaway! 🙂

  4. I’d like “Lil’ Riding Hood and I Love Cake” for my little girl

  5. I’d pick the Beanie Plush

  6. Jack and the Magic Beans

  7. Lil Red Riding Hood

  8. My daughter wants the I love cake book!

  9. I’d love the Beanie Plush.

  10. My daughter loves the Red Riding Hood one.

  11. I Love Cake.

  12. Sarah Walker says:

    I would love Jack and the Magic Beans

  13. melissa williams says:

    i like the little red riding hood set

  14. Little Red

  15. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    I liked the Jack and the Magic Beans

  16. Katie Morris Crider says:

    Jack and the Magic Beans

  17. Jack & the magic beans

  18. Patricia Williams says:

    Lil Red Riding Hood and I Like Cake

  19. Audra Weathers says:

    I would pick the Lil’ Riding Hood plush.

  20. Amanda Starr says:

    Jack and the Magic Beans

  21. joni taylor says:

    Jack and the magic beans

  22. jack and the magic bean stalk

    annae07 at aol dot com

  23. Amanda Rauch says:

    I would choose little red riding hood and i love cake for my nieces.

  24. Patti Hess says:

    Jack and the Bean Stalk

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  25. Heather S says:

    I would like Jack and the Magic Beans for my son.

  26. I would like “Jack and the Magic Beans.”

  27. I’d like the Little Red Riding Hood and I Love Cake set 🙂

  28. Kathy Davis says:

    I would like Lil’ Riding Hood and I Love Cake.

  29. jack and the magic beans

  30. Carrie Phelps says:

    I would select the Lil’ Riding Hood.

  31. “Lil’ Riding Hood and I Love Cake”

  32. Lil’ Riding Hood and I Love Cake”

  33. Ashley turicik says:

    Lil red riding hood and I love cake

  34. I want the Lil’ Red book.

  35. I love cake is really cute.

  36. debbie jackson says:

    little red riding hood debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  37. Jennifer Rote says:

    I’d like Jack and the Magic Beans

  38. D Schmidt says:

    I would love Jack and the Magic Beans

  39. I love Lil’ Red Riding Hooc.

  40. I’d like Lil’ Riding Hood and I Love Cake

  41. I’d like “Lil’ Riding Hood

  42. I would choose Lil Riding Hood!

  43. Carolyn N. says:

    I would choose the Lil’Riding Hood!
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

  44. Jennifer Donohue says:

    Lil’ Riding Hood And I Love Cake

  45. bonnye sensenig says:

    we would love to read Lil’ Riding Hood and I Love Cake