Red is a Dragon: A Book of Colors

Roseanne Thong, Author, Grace Lin, Illustrator
Roseanne Thong, Author, Grace Lin, Illustrator Chronicle Books $15.95 (40p) ISBN 978-0-8118-3177-2
Reviewed on: 08/01/2001
Release date: 08/01/2001
Paperback - 40 pages - 978-0-8118-6481-7
Prebound-Sewn - 978-1-61383-186-1
Open Ebook - 40 pages - 978-1-4521-3282-2
Library Binding - 1 pages - 978-1-60753-565-2
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The gentle primer Red Is a Dragon by Roseanne Thong, illus. by Grace Lin, does for colors what their Round Is a Mooncake did for shapes, in a felicitous meeting between East and West. The girl who narrated the previous book here serves as tour guide through 10 hues, each of which dominates a spread redolent with the saturated colors and intricate patterns of Chinese textiles and paintings. (Oct.)
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