Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China

Citation: Young, E., Young, E., Stevens, J., Stevenson, N., Philomel Books., South China Printing Co., & Juvenile Collection (Library of Congress). (1989). Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China. New York: Philomel Books.

Annotation: Three girls are left home alone while their mother goes to visit their grandmother. While gone the granny wolf knocks at their door pretending to be their grandma. However the girls show the wolf no mercy and trick the wolf to its death.

Genre: Multicultural Fiction

Grade Level: 2nd – 4th grade

Readers who would like this book: Kids may like this book if they liked or didn’t like the original story of Little Red Riding Hood.

Rating and Response: I would give this book a 8. I thought this book was good but a little dark for some children.

Text Dependent Question: How did the girls get rid of the wolf?