My Review of Dragon Dance by Joan Holub. A Chinese New Year Lift-the-Flap Book Softcover

Originally submitted at Childbook.com

What do you do on Chinese New Year? It's Chinese New Year and there are so many fun things to do–shop at the outdoor market for fresh flowers, eat New Year's dinner with the whole family, receive red envelopes from Grandma and Grandpa, and best of all…watch the spectacular New Year's…

Entertaining Interactive Book

By Taotao’s Mom from Saskatoon, SK on 1/30/2013

 

4out of 5

Pros: Engaging, Colorful Illustrations, Entertaining, Moving Parts

Best Uses: Education, Entertainment, Celebrating Chinese Newyr

Describe Yourself: Adoptive mom, Elementary chineselearner, Single mom

Was this a gift?: No

I bought this for my son, adopted from China, when he was about 3 years old. He is now seven and still loves this book. We take it out every year around Chinese New Years and go through it. It shows the different traditions of cleaning (sweeping) the house, new clothes, as well as red envelopes and the dragon dance. Each page has a moving part, which seem a bit fragile but have stood up to my boy’s handling over the years. There is a turning wheel at the back that shows what animal is your zodiac for your year of birth. Unfortunately the Chinese new year’s greeting in the book is Cantonese, and not Mandarin which we are learning.

Beautiful full-color illustrations are very lively, descriptive and engaging. Good for preschoolers and young school age children.

(legalese)

One response to “My Review of Dragon Dance by Joan Holub. A Chinese New Year Lift-the-Flap Book Softcover

  1. I love this book, too. Great for little ones.

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