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.
Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother in this Chinese retelling.
"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
About the Author
Caldecott medalist Ed Young was born in Tientsin, China, and brought up in Shanghai. He cites the philosophy of Chinese painting as an inspiration for much of his work. "A Chinese painting is often accompanied by words," he explains; "they are complementary. There are things that words do that pictures never can, and likewise, there are images that words can never describe."
Mr. Young has been illustrating children's books for more than twenty years and has won many awards. He received the 1990 Caldecott Medal for his book Lon Po Po, and his much-lauded collaboration with anthologist Nancy Larrick, Cats Are Cats, was named one of the Ten Best Illustrated Books of 1988 by The New York Times.
Mr. Young studied at the University of Illinois, the Art Center of Los Angeles, and Pratt Institute in New York City. He and his family live in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
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