Red Bean Porridge Granny and The Tiger is an Korean original - a very popular folktale in Korea that parents can read to their kid. This title has won the Best Children Book in Korea in 2006. This is the Chinese translated version.
In summer, a granny is caught and is about to be eaten by a hungry tiger. She convinces him to wait until the fall so that she can harvest her crop of red beans and make him a bowl of delicious red bean porridge. He agrees and let her go. Harvest comes and she fulfils her promise. As she is cooking the porridge, the thought of being eaten up by a tiger saddens her. Her tears are noticed by the different things in her house, such as the turtle, mortar, straw-hat, etc. They promise to help her if she gives them a bowl of her delicious red bean porridge. When the tiger eventually turns up, her friends come to the her rescue.
Parents can teach their kid about honouring their words, just like the Red Bean Soup Granny and showing kindness to people around us.
This book is in soft cover. Simplified chinese. There are no hanyu pinyin. For reading to the child, this book may suit children of 5 years old and above. For self read, we would recommend this book for children above 8.
If you are looking for storybooks on famous folktales, you can check out The Stone Soup 石头汤 (the theme is about the strength the people possess when they come together) or A Promise Is A Promise 君子一言，驷马难追 (a popular Arctic folktale).
If you are looking for storybooks to teach your kid about helping others in need, you can check out The Smartest Giant In Town (a popular storybook by Julia Donaldson, the author of The Gruffalo), or The Rainbow Flower.