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How to Catch a Dragon

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This eleventh book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series contains both English and Chinese text. 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! Cute story from the famous author of the "How to catch" series , but this has to be my favorite; its got a DRAGON!

Another excellent Albie book - good fun to read, large format pages and very well illustrated to capture a small child's imagination. The illustrations are always on point, full of detail and adding to the adventure unfolding on each page. I was also a bit confused by the ending saying they had not caught the dragon, when they obviously had.There are also symbols on the banners throughout the story and if you don't know any Mandarin at all, you don't get to know what it says, which is a little disappointing for someone like me who is fascinated by languages.

The way these are written keeps tripping up my tongue, making me hesitant to want to read them aloud to a child. How to Catch a Dragon opens with a boy, his mother, and his grandmother preparing for Chinese New Year. How to Catch a Dragon is a story about s young boy and his friends trying to catch a dragon for good fortune. The simple and often awkward rhyming quatrains leave no room for deeper insights into Chinese culture, but each stanza does include one or two highlighted words whose Chinese translation can then be found within the illustration. 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.The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. 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. Written in rhyming text with adorable digitally painted artwork, a group of young children are chasing down a dragon.

It appears to take place in a Chinese area, perhaps even China, yet, there are all sorts of ethnicities present. This would be a very nice addition to any storytime selection of books, and most definitely to a library's collection.There's inconsistency in the character naming (Sir Cuthbert Clinkety-Clank is alternately referred to as Sir Cuthbert or Sir Clinkety-Clank with no apparent logic behind the choice, which could be confusing for younger readers), and, most frustratingly of all for parents whose children are beginning to learn to read and spell, one character speaks (and is written with) colloquial dialect. My only complaint is that even the ending isn’t what I expected (which I loved) the resolution is a bit rushed.

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