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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....

Title : Red Is a Dragon: A Book of Colors
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ISBN : 9780811864817
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Red Is a Dragon: A Book of Colors Reviews

  • Krista
    2019-03-18 17:53

    I used this book to help my little girl learn about color. She loves the pictures in this book. I also love the words, introducing her to different cultures through them. We read the book, then in the back there is a vocab page. We then talked about the different words. This is an amazing book with very nice illustrations. Glad I purchased this, will be on our shelf for awhile!

  • Atsupui Dogbla
    2019-03-17 19:47

    I think that this book is written like a poem for young children. There are rhymes used that are fascinating young children; reading this story to them may help them have fun. It's very good for beginners: toddlers.

  • Renee
    2019-03-17 15:15

    The rhyming poems and illustrations are culturally authentic and words that may be unfamiliar to children like ‘lychee’ are defined at the end. Positively reviewed in SLJ and Horn Book

  • Abby Rowe
    2019-03-13 20:00

    This book is great for young children. It shows Chinese New Year concepts and traditions while involving the universal realm of color to teach young ones. It's an awesome way to incorporate multiculturalism and basic concepts.

  • Nanci Booher
    2019-03-15 18:11

    Rhyming text and great illustrations made this a real joy to read. It will be super fun to read this in storytime and do a fun craft with it!

  • Matthew
    2019-03-06 19:01

    Great use of color metaphor in describing different aspects of Chinese culture. Would be a great read aloud in multiple grade levels, though its use would vary depending on the age group involved.

  • Sharon
    2019-03-08 12:12

    Enjoyable rhyming text, perfect for story time!

  • Lenise Jones
    2019-02-26 17:58

    Thong, R. (2006) Red Is a Dragon San Francisco: Chronicle BooksLibrary of Virginia Picture Book Project (Tumblebook)Beautifully illustrated book about colors. I loved the Asian aspect of it because it helps teach diversity in the classroom. The story tells the tale of a little girl who finds color everywhere she looks, which enriches her life. I could use this book in a K-1 class to not only teach about colors, but also about a different culture. For instance, the color pink is used to describe an opera singer’s eyes and her fan. We could have a class discussion on opera, Asian culture, different foods that are shown in the story. The colors, while rich, are done in soft tones. I love how the words slowly appear on the screen and usually appear near what is being described. This allows the reader to connect the words with a visual. I really liked the various uses of this book for my future classroom. This was my first Tumblebook experience and I loved it!

  • Heidi
    2019-03-19 14:54

    I'll say right off that I am a huge Grace Lin fan. I enjoy the bright colors she uses in her artwork. Her style works especially well for this book about colors. The predominant color on each page is the one being highlighted, but she uses differing shades so the pages stand out. The color being highlighted is obvious, but not too obvious. I also really like the ending that shows a wider perspective including some of the colors and places mentioned on previous pages. This book provides a delightful reading and seeing experience.

  • Diana Haynes
    2019-03-25 17:08

    This was one of the books for my tumble books category of my picture book project. This is a great example of a book that is informative as well as visually appealing in illustrations. This rhyming book introduces children to colors, and different examples of different colors, even integrating other cultures. The illustrations are great, with different shades of each color pictured. There are even sound effects included, which I enjoyed.

  • Erin Lorimer
    2019-02-28 20:12

    This is a beautiful book with such great inspiration behind writing it. Roseanne Thong wrote this book along with the series because she would have liked to read her daughter books about Chinese shapes and colors. This book touches on a rainbow of colors and the realization of where they can be found in every day life in China.

  • Ashley Correll
    2019-03-05 16:09

    An Asian inspired book based upon Chinese culture and the influence of color in everyday life. The author familiarizes teh reader with various artifacts that are prevalent in the Chinese culture while introducing the basic concepts of color.

  • Yadira
    2019-03-20 13:05

    This book uses colors to tell a story about Chinese New Year. It illustrates various Asian customs and traditions used during this celebration. This book would be good to used during this holiday to show children the kind of activities that might be done.

  • Sarah Herrington
    2019-03-23 17:05

    I enjoyed this book. My little boy still loves color books and we liked this one because of the multicultural aspect. Some (though not all) of the depictions have an Asian theme and that added interest.

  • Susan
    2019-02-26 19:07

    A new take on a colour-learning book. Really enjoyable rhymes with beautiful illustrations to go with them. I enjoyed the Asian cultural references and the fact that the children were also of Asian heritage. There needs to be more non-Euro-centric books for children.

  • Anthony Pate
    2019-03-25 13:05

    This is a Chinese book of colors and the things you see in the world around you.

  • Miss Sarah
    2019-02-27 19:53

    A nice book about what colors different objects are. For two pages a color is for example red is for two pages and the yellow is. Nice introduction to colors. Toddler up.

  • Emilia P
    2019-03-04 12:15

    Eh! Again! Chinese culture! Things are recognizable! But yeah. Ok. It's worth bringing out in concert with other Chinese stuff, but it's fluffy stuff on it's own.

  • °☆.。.:*・Arianna°☆.。.:*・
    2019-03-05 17:47

    It was a very colorful and well drawn book. It is a great way for kids to learn about colors and some words in asian culture.

  • Tara
    2019-02-27 15:45

    Lovely story with great illustrations

  • Dawn
    2019-03-14 11:50

    The perfect length for story times, this rhyming picture book describes all of the many colors that can be found in a young girl's life.

  • Samantha
    2019-03-05 20:14

    Explore the rainbow while examining Chinese culture. A great read aloud for PreK-2, especially in honor of Chinese New Year.

  • Lisa Delaine Youngblood
    2019-03-15 11:55

    ColorsChinese New Yearmulticulturalismrhyming

  • Ashley
    2019-03-13 18:08

    Wonderful color book.

  • Sharon
    2019-03-14 13:15

    Share cultural experiences with the class as we learn how others view their colors.

  • Liesl
    2019-03-20 18:02

    Thong does a fantastic job using Asian culture to highlight each of the rainbow's colors. I like the way that patterns are incorporated into the vivid and colorful illustrations.

  • Library
    2019-03-14 17:59

    A brilliant Chinese culture inspired book of colors. Children will recognize some of the objects for each color however a glossary is included with those they might not.

  • Sandi
    2019-03-02 17:59

    Gorgeous colors and illustrations with rhyming that my kids loved!

  • Chardell
    2019-03-04 16:46

    This story is about a dragon named red that has fun rhyming text. It shows how a little girl discovers a rainbow of various colors.

  • Sherry
    2019-03-06 14:47

    Beautifully illstrated tale that teaches kids about colors in a fun, engaging way. Best for ages 2-5.