By Grace Lin
Dragonfly Books, Paperback, 9780553112542, 32pp.
Publication Date: May 11, 2004
The wind is blowing. It is a good day for kites The whole family makes a trip to the local craft store for paper, glue, and paint. Everyone has a job: Ma-Ma joins sticks together. Ba-Ba glues paper. Mei-Mei cuts whiskers while Jie-Jie paints a laughing mouth. Dragon eyes are added and then everyone attaches the final touch . . . a noisemaker Now their dragon kite is ready to fly.
Kite Flying celebrates the Chinese tradition of kite making and kite flying and lovingly depicts a family bonded by this ancient and modern pleasure.
“A delightful read-aloud.”–Kirkus Reviews, Starred“Lin’s paintings are graphically striking . . . a delight of patterning.”–Booklist, Starred“Lin’s signature swirls in the sky along with blowing hair, clothing and kite ribbons suggest the ideal blustery day.”—School Library Journal, Starred