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Paperback Red Is a Dragon: A Book of Colors Book

ISBN: 0811864812

ISBN13: 9780811864817

Red Is a Dragon: A Book of Colors

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Younger children will be engaged by Red Is a Dragon , as a young girl finds a rainbow of colors in her everyday life.

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A Lovely Collaboration

We have Red Is A Dragon and One Is A Drummer, both collaborations between Roseanne Thong and Grace Lin (as well as other Grace Lin books - which we just love!). Both books are beautifully illustrated and so fun to read with my 2-year-old daughter. Grace Lin's illustrations are our favorite. This is a wonderful book to learn a little about Chinese culture. Highly recommended!

Wonderul for those of us who have children from China

Although my daughter was born in China and now living here in the US. I want her to know her heritage. Grace Lin and Roseanne Thong have created many terrific books that let me share with my daughter about Asian families and how they celebrate and most importantly how color plays such a vital role in the Asians eyes and lifestyles. I love that Grace lin included dragon dancing and put feet under it for your child to see. I am trying to show my daughter that the Dragons used in Dragon Dances for the Chinese New Year is not a "live" dragon, but that there are many people or one person underneath and that they are wearing a dragon costume. Just like my daughter wheres a costume at Halloween. And then maybe this year she won't cry... or maybe not as much... she's only 2 1/2 years old. I love that the book introduces us to the Chinese culture and how they eat different foods and instead of using forks, knives and spoons they use chopsticks! I love that one of the last lines in the book prompts your child to see what colors are around them, be it in their homes, backyards and else where. I also love that there are definations of certain words that we might be unfamiliar with. No matter if you live in America, Australia, Canada or Neatherlands or anywhere that Asains have found a place to call home, this book will help you open your child & families lives & eyed to how Asians live. There are may terrific books by Grace Lin and Toseanne Thong, here's to many, many more books to come in the future!!!!!

Color with a twist

The main attraction for my 2 1/2 year old son is that it had a dragon in a parade AND firecrackers! Of course that's not all, the book is very colorful & we enjoyed couting orange crabs at the sea, green toads in the graden,yellow taxis on the road, purple kites in the sky, dumplings on a plate & much more.Very intertaining.

A wide range of ages can appreciate this one

Not just a book about colors. It's lovely to see Asian & American people and items intermixed esp. if you & /or your child are a minority where you live. But this is a book for *everyone*, read out-loud or read-to. Personally, I prefer the celebration pictures & parades more than the simple ones at the beach, and I still prefer their 'Round is a mooncake' but this book has grown on me.

a bright and colorful world

Illustrator Grace Lin's use of color and curly cue backgrounds are more than half the reason to buy this book. In short verse, the reader and female protagonist is introduced to very bright colors and a red dragon and firecrackers, red melons and lychees on green backgrounds, orange crabs on the sand in your hand, yellow incense sticks and taxis, green gourds and toads, green jade that mom and daughter share, blue sneakers, purple kites, pink peonies, and white dumplings to share with a brother. What colors surround you?? A glossary of ten words closes the book.

Red is a Dragon Mentions in Our Blog

Red is a Dragon in Guò nián hao! 8 Books to Help You Celebrate the Lunar New Year!
Guò nián hao! 8 Books to Help You Celebrate the Lunar New Year!
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • January 24, 2020

Tomorrow is the Lunar New Year, a major holiday in China and several other East Asian countries. Check out our list of eight books to help you celebrate! These are mostly kids' books with a cookbook thrown in for good measure.

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