Tiger Moth and the Dragon Kite Contestby Aaron Reynolds, Erik Lervold
A kite-flying contest is being held to celebrate the Chinese New Year, but the Fruit Fly boys try to cheat their way to victory. Written in graphic-novel format.
Children's Literature - Kathie M. JosephsNone could say that fourth grade is boring after reading this book. Fourth-grade ninjas are going to be studying The Chinese New Year. As an activity, the principal is going to a kite-flying contest to see which team can keep their kite in the air the longest. The teams must make their own dragon kites, but what was meant to be another fun school project becomes a kite fighter's battle. In the introduction, Tiger Moth states, "The story you are about to hear was my most dangerous encounter with the forces of evil and greed. Next to school lunchtime, that is." As you can guess, the author inserts good humor into the story. Who cannot identify with school lunchtime? The illustrations are super and add much to the text. This book is great for home schooling and for classrooms of younger students, as the author includes sections in the back of the book offering writing prompts, discussion questions, and a very interesting glossary. I honestly did not know that the word "mfft afff bptqqq" means a noise you make when your mouth is full of grapes. Also included are two pages of history about the first Chinese kites and the growth of their popularity, as well as step-by-step directions about how to use the Fact Hound web site. This web site is particularly good because it is set up to allow the user to select the grade level of information they want. Children will love this book and will want to share it with their friends.
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