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Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from Chinaby Ed Young
Synopses & Reviews
In this charming book-ended folktale, a grandfather panda tells his grandson the story of a tiger that flew.
Renata Liwska's soft, cross-hatched illustrations and whimsical telling take the grandson--and the reader--to the misty mountains, where a little panda bear climbs tall trees, munches sweet bamboo, and curls up in his favorite perch to sleep. It is just right. But when Mother Panda travels in search of bamboo, Little Panda is left alone. He must remember his mother's warning when his napping spot is visited by an unexpected intruder.
This is the perfect story to reassure little ones that parents always return.
"Not for the faint-hearted, Lon Po Po (Grandmother Wold), is a tale of a menacing danger and courage....(Young's) command of page composition and his sensitive use of color give the book a visual force that matches the strength of the story and stands as one of the illustrator's best efforts." --Booklist "Absolutely splendid." — Kirkuse Reviews. "An extraordinary and powerful book." — Publisher's Weekly
Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother in this Chinese retelling.
About the Author
"In her authorial debut, Liwska . . . delivers a prime example of unadulterated storytelling . . . In every word, readers can hear the wise, wry voice of a narrator who knows how to hold a child's attention. The illustrations, a combination of pencil and soft digital color, evoke the simplicity of traditional Chinese art and underscore the intimacy of the book's small format." --Publishers Weekly
"Liwska's tale is generously imbued with a gentle humor that is echoed in her digitally colored pencil drawings. Keeping the roly-poly black-and-white principals just this side of saccharine is no mean feat, but both text and illustrations are up to the challenge as they unfold with wily deliberations. Much like this whimsical tale, the elegant illustrations hold small surprises for perceptive readers to enjoy." --Kirkus Reviews
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