Monday, March 16, 2009
Auntie Tiger by Laurence Yep, illustrated by insu Lee
A Little Red Riding Hood tale set in China. When their mother leaves the house, a tiger disguises himself as the aunt of the two little girls left at home. The older sister is wise to his tricks, but the younger sister lets him in, and, of course, gets eaten. Although the tiger has sharp teeth, the drawings are certainly not menacing. Lacking in rhythm, this will still be popular with young picture book listeners.