The Year of the Dog
Publish date: May 1st 2007
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Pages no: 134
Edition language: English
Good little read on Chinese (Taiwanese)-American culture. Would be good realoud for a class. Girl goes through life trying to become famous, from a science project, to a book, to the Wizard of Oz.
Pacy Lin is celebrating the Chinese Year of the Dog with her family. She learns that this is the year to "find herself". Pacy, known at school as Grace, meets Melody, another Taiwanese/Chinese girl like her. They soon become best friends. Meanwhile, Pacy spends the year trying to find herself. She e...
Okay, so the book's way too old for an almost three year old. The small black ink drawings don't do much for a toddler mind. The most positive thing about the readalong experience was Sigourney falling asleep quickly on consecutive nights during story time. Clearly, our little one wasn't Grace Lin's...
I liked it. Didn't love it like I hoped I would, maybe because it's a little TOO straightforward and simplistic, but it's a simple, adorable little book made up of cute little episodes. I always like books that show kids different cultures, and this one was extremely detailed in that regard. The lit...
I'm becoming a huge fan of Grace Lin. The writing style is deceptively simple and straightforward, but she captures the importance of everything.
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