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How to Catch a Dragon

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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. This fun book will take you on a chase through a beautifully illustrated cultural holiday, leaving hints of popular traditions and decorations as the group of diverse friends follow a long red dragon tail through town, attempting to catch it at every turn. It has been written to meet the Year 4 expected standard and comes with a handy annotated version detailing the text-type specific features (red), grammar (green), punctuation (purple) and spelling (blue) teaching opportunities should you wish to use this text with your learners. With a focus on the Chinese New Year it gives background information to young children about how other cultures celebrate a holiday. This is a great book, the drawings are amazing and we are thrown into the imagination of a little boy!

I was given an advance copy through NetGalley in a document form and did have some issues viewing the text but the overall effect of the story was very enjoyable, I know that there is a Mandarin translation in the back of the book but had a hard time navigating through this section.After hearing Mom wish for a dragon to bring health and fortune for the new year, a boy (presumably Chinese) and several friends (of varying racial presentations) discover a dragon lurking about town. This outing has the kids trying to find and catch a dragon, in this story it is a dragon that is part of a celebration for "Chinese New Year" The boy and his friends desperately wants to catch a dragon to guarantee health and good fortune for the New Year. In this one, the story centers on kids trying to catch the Chinese New Year's dragon and learning that family and friends stick with one another through thick and thin.

He is in a series of stories by Hart in which he travels through various times and has wonderfully imaginative experiences. I was a bit confused by all the nationalities of kids in town as it made it hard to figure out where this story was suppose to be taking place.In addition, the artwork is very colorful, and works well with the Chinese culture that the story is representing. With very mild peril that is quickly resolved, and friendly mythical creatures, this book is great fun! The boy overhears his mother saying that a dragon would bring health and fortune, so he sets out with a group of friends to capture a dragon. The illustrations are always on point, full of detail and adding to the adventure unfolding on each page. On liftoff day (a space shuttle–themed calendar counts down the days; a stopwatch, the minutes), the small family boards their rocket ship (depicted in the illustrations as the family car), and “the boosters fire.

Since then he has worked for a long list of clients in the fields of Picture Books, Magazines, Toy Design, Character Design, and Advertising. However, I think that a lot of classes do something similar to a lunar new year mini-lesson and this will be a very popular read aloud for that purpose. 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.This would be a very nice addition to any storytime selection of books, and most definitely to a library's collection.

My daughter loves these "How to Catch a…" books, but I find it rather annoying based on the titles that one never actually catches these creatures. The first review will be my (not-so-tiny) munchkin's perspective and then I will chime in with my 2 cents. Join Albie on a knightly quest in this fantastic follow up to Welcome to Alien School and How to Grow a Dinosaur.When Albie visits the library to find a book about dragons, he certainly doesn’t expect to meet a real knight and his horse! Having devoured all four previous books, I was thrilled when I spotted How To Catch A Dragon and we settled down to read it together. 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. Cute story from the famous author of the "How to catch" series , but this has to be my favorite; its got a DRAGON! As a pairing, they are fairly silly, and when the kicker comes in—that dragons hate spicy salsa, which ignites their inner fireworks—the silliness is sillier still.

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