Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Review of The Dragon's Tale

dragonstaleThe Dragon's Tale and Other Animal Fables of the Chinese Zodiac has a collection of stories with a moral, one for each of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

For example, there is a story called The Dragon's Tale about a bunch of fish who live in a river.  They think that the river is the biggest place in the world, until they get out into the sea.  There, they meet a Dragon King who tells them that although all the rivers empty into the sea, even the sea is only a tiny part of the vastness of the universe.

The moral of this story is that: "The more you know, the more you know there is to know."

I don't agree with that moral.  I think that even though all there is to know is a lot, covering the universe and all the dimensions, there is a limit to all that there is to know.  So, you can know everything, but your head might explode.

Demi's illustrations are good, but not as beautiful as her paintings in The Magic Tapestry.

I recommend this book to young children because they have a lot to learn.

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