Friday, April 16, 2010

Kite Flying ~ by Grace Lin, 2002

Kite Flying, a children's book written and illustrated by Grace Lin, celebrates the Chinese tradition of kite making and kite flying.  In it, a young girl describes in simple language how her family builds a dragon kite together.  The different shapes have different meanings.  Having been born in the year of the dragon, I was delighted to learn that a dragon kite represents wisdom.  I especially like those colorful whiskers added to the dragon.  See them streaming in the wind?

Rating:  8 of 10, a very good book

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