Grandaunt Tiger: A Taiwanese Fairy Tale Written by Jessica Gunderson and Illustrated by Carolina Farias

Bibliographic Information:  Gunderson, J., Madden, C. M., Montanari, E., & Farías, C. (2015). Little Red Riding Hood: 3 beloved tales. North Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint.

Annotation:  A mother left her two daughters home alone, but warned them not to open the door to anyone.  The Grandaunt Tiger eat the mothers hand and continued to the house.  The girls new what their mother sounded like, and knew the Tiger was not her.  They were tricked and let the Grandaunt Tiger inside in which they then tried to escape.  The girls then tricked the Grandaunt Tiger by feeding him hot oil, which he died from.

Genre:  Folktale

Grade Level:  Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Interested Readers:  Readers who are interested in the story of the Little Red Riding Hood and other varieties of the book, could be interested in this book.  Also, students who like animals could also be interested in this book because of the Grandaunt Tiger.  This book could also be used to discuss other cultures, and how everyone interprets stories differently.

Personal Response and Rating:  This book took another difference look at the fairy tale the Little Red Riding Hood.  Overall, I enjoyed this book and saw how the different cultures viewed the story differently.  I would give this book a 4/5 star rating.

Text-Dependent Question:  What object did the sisters re-tie the rope to to help them escape?