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Lon Po Po by Ed Young
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it was amazing
bookshelves: children-s-literature

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young is a folklore book. The book won the Randolph Caldecott medal in 1990. The age group this book is intended for is primary to intermediate. The book is about a wolf trying to fool children, but in the end the children fooled and killed him.
The book takes on the theme of good versus bad. The children were tricked by the evil wolf; but once they figured out it was the wolf, they tricked the wolf. The book showed cultural aspects, such as the grandmother being called “Po Po.” The illustrations filled the page and were kind of mysterious and, definitely, gave a dangerous and dark feeling about the wolf. It showed the emotions of the children being a little weary. I think this is a good book for young readers because I feel the mysterious illustrations will hold the children’s attention, as well as, the story keeping you in suspense of what will happen next. The good versus bad theme can always keep children on the edge of their seats and guessing what will happen next. For the classroom, it can be a good read-a-loud book, and during the reading, the teacher can ask the children what is going to happen next and make them think while listening to the story.
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February 24, 2013 – Finished Reading
March 8, 2013 – Shelved
March 8, 2013 – Shelved as: children-s-literature

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