Lon Po Po by Ed Young

Lon Po Po by Ed Young

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This book is a cultural re-telling of little red riding hood. It begins by introducing a small family who lives in the country, a mother and her three children. She has to leave to visit the children’s grandmother and told her children to lock the door behind her. A nearby wolf sees this exchange and decides to try and trick the children by pretending to be their grandmother. Though the wolf tricked his way into the house, the oldest child knew who the wolf really was and devised a plan to save them all. The wolf ended up dying, and the children were safe when their mother returned.

I would highly recommend this book as it was a cultural spin on a classic. It is fascinating to read classic stories from various cultures, as no two are exactly the same. Though this story was a bit more unsettling than the red riding hood that I remember, it has a good lesson to teach and remains a classic.

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