Lon Po Po – A Red-Riding Hood Story from China

Author/Illustrator: Ed Young
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: 1989
Awards: 1990 Caldecott Medal
Genre: Folktale
Audience: Gr. K-3

Overview: A Chinese version of the classic story Little Red-Riding Hood, where three little girls are left alone and tricked to think that the wolf is their “Po Po” (grandmother). In the end they find a way to trick the wolf, regaining their safety.

Activity: Students can pick another classic folktale and compare and contrast between the two different countries versions.

Reviewer’s Name: Natalie Eder