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How to Catch a Dragon

How to Catch a Dragon

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Adam Wallace’s colorful children book, How to Catch a Dragon, easily explains the traditions of the Chinese New Years to anyone unfamiliar with the culture. I only know for sure because I asked someone but a simple heading or footnote stating that it is a 'Mandarin translation' would have been helpful.

So when the kid throws a taco party for the dragons, it seems a weak device that the clearly labeled “totally mild” salsa comes with spicy jalapenos in the fine print, prompting the dragons to burn down the house, resulting in a barn-raising at which more tacos are served. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. There's more to good hymnal quatrains than simply rhyming the last word of the second and fourth lines. The entire text is translated into Simplified Chinese with Pinyin in the backmatter for cross-referencing. I don't think a kid is really going to mind that either, but I will admit that I do think it takes a little bit away from the overall song-feel of the tale, which I believe was the purpose of rhyming in the first place.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. And I get that perhaps not all children's books have to make sense, but there are certain things about this book that give me pause.

The art is bright and colorful, and there's a good cadence to the words that would work fabulously for a storytime session.The first review will be my (not-so-tiny) munchkin's perspective and then I will chime in with my 2 cents. A little boy desperately wants to catch a dragon to guarantee health and good fortune for the New Year.

What a cute little story of Chinese New Year traditions, with a fun twist of this group of kiddos setting traps to try to catch a dragon. Also, while I think it's great that the Mandarin version of the poem (both the symbols and phonetics) was included at the back, there is absolutely no mention that the language actually is Mandarin.I was a bit confused with the Mandarin characters that were randomly given because there weren't any explanations or even ways to pronounce them. How to Catch a Dragon is a story about s young boy and his friends trying to catch a dragon for good fortune. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.

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