LONGLISTED FOR THE NORTH SOMERSET TEACHERS' BOOK AWARD PICTURE BOOK CATEGORY
Full of beautiful, atmospheric illustrations, 'Dragon Dancer' is a story which shares the excitement and wonder of Chinese New Year.
Yao is a Dragon Dancer; Shen Long is the costume created by Yao's grandfather. Every year, Shen Long comes to life, speaking to Yao as he wakes the dragon from his sleep so they can banish bad luck from the skies of Singapore.
The illustrations in this book are fascinating. A mixture of detail and imagination, they propel the reader into the magic of Chinese New Year, its mystery and traditions. An excellent starting point for research and discovery of this ancient tradition and all the customs around Chinese New Year, Dragon Dancer is also written beautifully, with rich language choices.
This is an amazing book, offering a wealth of opportunities for use in school as well as being a wonderful story to share again and again.
Dragon Dancer written by Joyce Chng, illustrated by Jeremy Pallier
Lantana Publishing ISBN:978-0993225321