Mila Vincent, our six-year-old book critic, wanted to learn about the Chinese New Year, which starts on February 12 this year. Mila learned a lot from How to Catch a Dragon, and she was inspired to dress up in a Chinese costume and play with her dragon puppet. Here’s her review, followed by thoughts from her grandmother, Johannah Luza.
How to Catch a Dragon Written by Adam Wallace Illustrated by Andy Elkerton Published by: Sourcebooks Wonderland
Mila: I liked this book because it had a dragon in it. When the family was getting ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Grandma said a dragon brings health and good fortune. So the kids wanted to catch a dragon! They tried so many ways to catch one. I liked it when they made a trap with sticky rice; I love sticky rice, you should try it if you never have
You’ll have to read the book to find out if they caught the dragon!
Johannah: This book is cute and colorful! Kids will enjoy the rhyming verse. The illustrations are excellent, with humorous expressions on the children’s faces as they try to catch the dragon.
Mila Vincent is our official “kid theatre reviewer.” Her favorite things to do are growing vegetables in her garden with her Dad, give to others on “kind” days with her Mom, swim with her baby sister, review shows with her grandmother Johannah Luza, and wear twirly dresses. Her favorite color is purple.