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How to Catch a Dragon

How to Catch a Dragon

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How to Catch a Dragon opens with a boy, his mother, and his grandmother preparing for Chinese New Year. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.

He asked a lot of questions so we looked for a simple book about this celebration at the library and read it together. My beautiful, precocious, literature loving daughter and I read this together and are reviewing it in 2 parts. What is interesting about this is it seems to be set in China with a diverse set of kids running around, which is a neat idea to me. Age range 3 to 9 New in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling How to Catch series - do you have what it takes to snag a dragon?

The way these are written keeps tripping up my tongue, making me hesitant to want to read them aloud to a child. The illustrations were colourful and great the way the dragon always evaded them, always just out of frame. Cute story from the famous author of the "How to catch" series , but this has to be my favorite; its got a DRAGON! Harmless, but if there is a parable hidden in the dragon-taco tale, it is hidden in the unlit deep, and as a measure of lunacy, bridled or unbridled, it doesn’t make the leap into the outer reaches of imagination.

I enjoyed this more than How To Catch A Dinosaur but I wish there had been extra information about the cultural items and traditions mentioned in the poem, such as 'Fai Chun'. I'm not understanding why this Chinese New Year seems to be set in the past, a pre-technology kind of feel surrounds the whole book, which wouldn't really be a problem if they book didn't include a whole bunch of characters of different diversities.This book introduces a couple Chinese New Year traditions while the kids trying to catch a dragon while getting ready for the holiday. With adventure around every corner, and core values of friendship, kindness and imaginative play, the Albie stories make great bedtime stories and support early years education too! It appears to take place in a Chinese area, perhaps even China, yet, there are all sorts of ethnicities present.

Another excellent Albie book - good fun to read, large format pages and very well illustrated to capture a small child's imagination. I keep hoping that the issues with the meter will be cleared up in these books, but each one I read seems to be exactly the same. We didn't know that there were other books in the series until we came across what I believed to be a contextual clue regarding tacos. He has illustrated several New York Times, USA Today, and Barnes and Noble bestselling titles, and can't think of a better job to have than being paid to doodle stuff all day long! This one though, was set in what seems like China, and yet the ethnicity of the characters seem varied.Gathering up his friends, who help hang lanterns every year, he chases a long red tail through his festively decorated village.

The first review will be my (not-so-tiny) munchkin's perspective and then I will chime in with my 2 cents.

The art is bright and colorful, and there's a good cadence to the words that would work fabulously for a storytime session. I wouldn’t necessarily pick this as the only Chinese New Year picture book to read as I think some others summarize the main traditional parts of the celebration better, but if you are reading several you might want to consider adding this to the mix. It's great to do that in a book set in America, but if this was meant to teach us a bit about China, it's not quite the melting pot America is. On the one hand, I really wanted to enjoy the story, but on the other, it's just kind of missing the mark. Are we to believe that there are a bunch of white, black, and Latinx kids living in a traditional country village in China that appears to have a 19th-century level of technology?



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