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The Day the Dragon Danced

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Sugar and her Grandma are going to the Chinese New Years Day parade, but Grandma is skeptical about New Years in February and scary dragons. Sugar has learned all about what to expect from her teacher Miss Peng, though, and is more than ready to try dragon beards candy and watch her daddy dance in the New Years dragon. Finally, after all the other floats drive by, the huge ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Shens Books
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Jackie
Sugar is excited to be going to the Chinese New Year's Day Parade, even though she isn't Chinese-American. Her grandma is confused by all the festivities and doesn't even like dragons. Sugar is keeping a sharp eye out for a special pair of shoes underneath that dragon...it is her father! When the dragon is finished with the parade, it is a big surprise that many members of the community, from all walks of life and from all different cultures, make up that 'scary' dragon.

A heart-warming story th
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Mommywest
Mar 12, 2013 Mommywest rated it liked it
A Chinese New Year celebration from a different perspective. Sugar, an African-American child, shares what she learned about Chinese New Year from her Chinese elementary school teacher with her grandma as they attend a Chinese New Year celebration and parade in their city. People of all nationalities gather together to make it a special day for everyone. And when the dragon can't seem to stop tripping over all his feet (or his shoelaces), can Sugar save the day? The overriding message is summed ...more
Anna
Jul 05, 2007 Anna rated it it was ok
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I gave this book two stars and I feel that that was generous of me. This book was terrible!! I'm really sad because this story seemed to have such potential. The story is about an African American girl who's father is one of the dancers as the Chinese New Year dragon. Sugar (the main character) notices that her father is having trouble and finds a way to save the celebration.

First, I really didn't care for the illustrations they seem inconsistant and poorly done. The author uses strange wording
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Leslie Fisher
Apr 25, 2016 Leslie Fisher rated it really liked it
What I think is really great about this book is that lots of different people from different cultures partake in the Chinese New Year celebration.
Marlene
Aug 13, 2016 Marlene rated it really liked it
A little girl introduces her grandmother to Chinese New Year. She teaches her all the things she learned at school.
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