Publication Date: December 28, 2006
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In this preschool picture book, young children show us the wonder and fun of learning. After reading a book about dragons with their teacher, these inventive preschoolers decide to make their own dragon out of colored paper, yarn, feathers, and . . . themselves! Soon theyre out the door, onto the playground, and into another worldthe world of imagination. Becoming a magnificent dragon, the children dance over snowy mountains, through tall forests, and into whispery meadows, before returning to school for a wonderful birthday treat.
A perfect accompaniment to Chinese New Year celebrations, Dragon Dancing is both a treat for the eyes and the mind.
Carole Lexa Schaefer and Pierr Morgan have collaborated on many books together, including Cool Time Song and Someone Says, a School LibraryJournal Best Book of the Year. They both live in Washington State.
Carole Lexa Schaefer and Pierr Morgan have collaborated on manybooks together, including Cool Time Song and Someone Says, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. They both live in Washington State.
“Readers familiar with The Squiggle (1996) and Someone Says (2003) will recognize this book’s ethnically diverse classroom and its spare but jubilant depictions of imaginative play. After their teacher reads a book about dragons, a group of children…go “dragon dancing” through a playground transformed into Asian-influenced landscapes…. [T]he bustling energy of preschoolers comes through with just as much affection, and the parading-dragon premise will be of particular use around celebrations of Chinese New Year.” —Booklist