[ Pdf Lon Po Po ¶ lds PDF ] by Ed Young ð I particularly like the dedication page, in which Young creates an image that is both man and wolf, and is written To all the wolves of the worldfor lending their good nameas a tangible symbolfor our darkness.
Lon Po Po is a Caldecott Medal winning book by Ed Young that is a remake of Brothers Grimm s classic Red Riding Hood, only this time, there are three sisters who outwit a cunning wolf in this tale Lon Po Po may be a bit too scary for smaller children because of the images, but older children will easily love this story that is full of mystery and suspense.
Ed Young has done a great job at writing and illustrating this old Chinese folktale about how three sisters outwit a cunning and frightening wolf The writing is brief, as there is only one paragraph on each page, but it is dramatic and creepy enough to scare small children as the writing gets intense whenever the wolf seems to get closer to eating the girls after he stealthily disguises himself as the grandmother to get at the girls Ed Young s illustrations are brilliantly beautiful and haunting at the same ti Three Little Girls Spare No Mercy To Lon Po Po, The Granny Wolf, In This Version Of Little Red Riding Hood Where They Tempt Her Up A Tree And Over A Limb, To Her Death The Girls Frightened Eyes Are Juxtaposed Against Lon Po Po S Menacing Squint And Whirling Blue Costume In One Of The books Numerous Three Picture Sequences, Which Resemble The Decorative Panels Of Chinese Tradition Through Mixing Abstract And Realistic Images With Complex Use Of Color And Shadow, Artist And Translator Young Has Transformed A Simple Fairy Tale Into A Remarkable Work Of Art And Earned The Caldecott Medal In Doing So This is the Chinese version of Red Riding Hood and it is quite wonderful We get three children in danger of the wolf and they handle it by using their brains so it s a much intelligent spin than we often get in European versions of fairy tales Plus, this book has some very nice artwork completing the overall look of the story Simple but beautiful.
An interesting cautionary tale in the style of Little Red from China Unlike the western version, this one has a different ending where the children outwit the wolf The illustrations accompanying the text are wonderful, and match the text well.
I ve found my favourite version of Little Red Riding Hood This one is Chinese, and had me laughing myself into a bellyache with the wickedly clever counter schemes by the little girls to outsmart the Big Bad Wolf.
Like the Western version we re familiar with, there s a mother fretting over an ailing grandmother, a need to go visit said granny, and the wolf disguising himself as the old woman in hopes of getting a tasty meal There s even the Grandmother, what big teeth you havequestion and answer tug o war between wolf and girls But in the Eastern version, Little Red isn t one but three girls close in age, which are left home alone and have to deal alone with the lupine threat The way they do it is very hilarious, and heartwarming Those who weren t fond of the Woodsman barging in to separate Red from the wolf via axe in the Perrault Grimms version I have very much enjoyed both narrative and accompanying illustrations of this Red Riding Hood type of tale from China, how the three sisters are able to outsmart and later kill the big bad wolf by subterfuge, and by specifically focusing and playing on the latter s greediness and gluttony Author illustrator Ed Young s water colours and pastels evocatively and expressively provide a perfect physical and atmospheric mirror of and to the text, with just enough creepiness to mildly frighten although very sensitive children might well have a possibly stronger reaction But that being said, and taking nothing away from my appreciation of text and images, I have also never found these types of stories all that enjoyable in and of themselves, as I personally do happen to really like wolves and consider their generally horrible reputation in culture and lore one of the main reasons why they Lon Po Po is another book I wanted to check out because it made the Top 20 Most Beautiful Children s books list I love the creepy wolf on the cover I think Ed Young loves wolves too because he puts a dedication at the beginning of the book To all the wolves of the worldfor lending their good nameas a tangible symbol for our darknessThis is an old Chinese folk tale called Granny Wolf The illustration is excellent, and I loved the old world feeling the book had Lon Po Po may be bit too creepy for very young children, but older ones will probably enjoy it view spoiler I knocked a star because it always bums me out when the wolf gets killed in old fairytales Why can t the wolves just give up and run off in the night hide spoiler
My daughters are participating in Book Bingo this summer, a reading program from their school librarian that involves them playing bingo on a card with 25 different reading opportunities Last night s box to be filled was a Caldecott winner, and, since we own several, we struggled to choose just one, and this involved a small scuffle with painful elbows and the near destruction of the winning book.
The fighting ninjas eventually chose Lon Po Po, the only Caldecott winner penned and illustrated by a Chinese American author 1939 s Caldecott winner, Mei Li, takes place in China, but was authored by a Caucasian writer illustrator.
Ed Young, Lon Po Po s creator and illustrator, is alive and kicking at 86, and my Chinese American girls love his three female protagonists Shang, Tao and Paotze.
There s some serious girl pow Unsettling So much intense and scary than Little Red Riding Hood These 3 girls are brave, fierce things standing up to this hungry wolf I mean, this gave me chills Plus, the art is impressionistic and the uncertain depictions really helped to unsettle the story I really enjoy this story It is wonderful and wow It shows what being brave really is.
This was intense for the kids and they still enjoyed it The nephew needed some reassurance it would be alright.