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Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon

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In this sweet and brightly illustrated picture book, Amy Wu must craft a dragon unlike any other to share with her class at school in this unforgettable follow-up to Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao.

Amy loves craft time at school. But when her teacher asks everyone to make their own dragon, Amy feels stuck. Her first dragon has a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle c
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published December 15th 2020 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Ben Truong
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon is a children's picture book written by Kat Zhang and illustrated by Charlene Chua. It stars Amy Wu, a little girl, who wants to make the perfect dragon for craft time at school.

Zhang's text is simplistic and straightforward. It narrates Amy Wu's doubts about her design of a dragon for craft time and feels dissatisfied of the Western dragon she drew. Accompanied by her classmates Willa and Sam, Amy returns home to Grandma, who tells the trio tales about Asian drag
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La Coccinelle
Jan 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon is about a little girl who wants to make a dragon... her own way. When Amy's class learns about dragons, their teacher has them create their own. But Amy's doesn't exactly look like all the others, and she ends up not handing one in. Then her grandmother tells her about the dragons from their culture, and Amy knows exactly what she needs to do to make her dragon her own.

The story and illustrations are both pretty cute. Like its predecessor, this book adds some cul
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Amy OHanlon
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love Amy Wu! Kat Zhang and Charlene Wu work wonderfully together to create a fun and dynamic character. Amy, like many kids of Asian descent living in the western world, has to find the balance between the different cultures that help make her who she is. This struggle is played out beautifully when she learns about dragons in class. But to her, dragons look very different. The dissonance between school and home is real, and the way she manages to navigate it in her own way is admirable! Loved ...more
Annamarie Carlson (she, her)
Amy is excited to design her very own dragon. Her dragon is long and thin with horns like a stag and claws like an eagle. But...her friends are sure that isn't a real dragon. Where are its wings? Its fire? Its scales? Amy tries to make her dragon look more like her classmate's dragons, but it just doesn't feel right. Can she make a dragon that is perfect for her?

Amy Wu is back, and I couldn't be more thrilled! While this didn't hold quite as much charm for me as the original, I still love all of
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Barbra
Jan 09, 2021 rated it liked it
When craft time at school is to make a dragon Amy she can't quite express herself. None of her dragons feel right or look like the ones the other children have made. At home Amys grandmother tells her all about the dragons of their culture. When she finds a dragon costume in the attic she gets her family to help her make it her own. ...more
Stephani
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Now why wouldn’t I love this book?? I loved Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao. The same adorable characters and charming art PLUS dragons? And a giant glittery dragon? I’m hooked. This will make for a fun story time book especially with the bonus dragon activity at the end.
Ms Threlkeld
Jan 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Utterly delightful celebration of culture and creativity.
Jennifer Kelley
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A really cute and beautifully illustrated story about dragons, and how Western dragons and Eastern dragons differ.
Thomas Bell
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Loved it!
Liz
Jan 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
Fun little book with lively illustrations and encouragement to be creative.
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Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Hilary
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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A fun, engaging read-aloud with my Kindergartner.
Annese
Adorable. I'm loving the Amy Wu series! ...more
Rachel
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Amy Wu is back! This time she notices that her idea of what a dragon should look like is awfully different from her classmates. She shows everyone how dragons look to her and at the end of the story creates a hybrid of both dragons that celebrates her upbringing, heritage, and friendships.

GREAT.
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