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MILA BOOKSIT: How to Catch a Dragon

By Mila Vincent with Nancy Churnin~

Mila Vincent, our six-year-old book critic, wanted to learn about the Chinese New Year, which starts on February 12 this year. Mila learned a lot from How to Catch a Dragon, and she was inspired to dress up in a Chinese costume and play with her dragon puppet. Here’s her review, followed by thoughts from her grandmother, Johannah Luza.

Dragon book 1How to Catch a Dragon

Written by: Adam Wallace

Illustrated by: Andy Elkerton

Published by: Sourcebooks Wonderland

Buy It Here.


Mila: I liked this book because it had a dragon in it. When the family was getting ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Grandma said a dragon brings health and good fortune. So the kids wanted to catch a dragon! They tried so many ways to catch one. I liked it when they made a trap with sticky rice; I love sticky rice, you should try it if you never have. You’ll have to read the book to find out if they caught the dragon!

Johannah:  This book is cute and colorful! Kids will enjoy the rhyming verse. The illustrations are excellent, with humorous expressions on the children’s faces as they try to catch the dragon.


Mila Vincent

Mila Vincent is our official "kid book reviewer." Her favorite things to do are playing on a soccer team her Dad coaches, giving to others on "be kind" days that her mom created, practicing new hairstyles, reviewing children’s plays with her grandmother Johannah Luza, and cuddling during home movie nights with her French bulldog, Penelope.

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