by Lawrence, R. D.. (Sierra Club, Little, 1990 ISBN 0-316-51676-7) Nonfiction. 62 pages. Grades 2+.
This book was reviewed by Carol Otis Hurst in Teaching K-8 Magazine.
We get incredibly beautiful colored photographs illustrating chapters on wolves as hunters, as parents, as group members and as students. We see their different facial expressions and are shown how they reflect the mood of the animals. Attack and submission signals are pointed out as well as the more usual fare of life cycle and hunter/prey relationships.
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young. (1989, Philomel. ISBN 9780399216190. Order Info.) Picture Book. 32 pages. Gr 2-9.
This tale from China is a version of Little Red Riding Hood. A mother leaves her three daughters while she visits their granny. While she's gone a wolf comes to their door disguised as their granny. It's the illustrations that bring this book to a high level. Young uses panels which echo Chinese decorative screens as well as full page spreads on which the image of the wolf is sometimes subtle but ubiquitous. It won the Caldecott Medal. We highly recommend it.
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