PreS-Gr. 2. Good old-fashioned storytelling distinguishes Tucker's thoroughly engaging tale of courage, individual talent, and teamwork. Each of the seven Chinese sisters has a noteworthy skill: the eldest rides a scooter as fast as the wind; the second knows karate; the third can count to 500 and beyond; the fourth can talk to dogs; the fifth can catch any ball; the sixth cooks delicious noodle soup. The baby's talents are as yet undiscovered. One day, a hungry red dragon from a faraway mountain smells the soup and flies straight to the sisters' house. Distracted by plump Seventh Sister, he snatches her and steals her away (Her first word is "HELP!"). Then the sisters kick into action, each utilizing her unique talent in the rescue mission (especially amusing is the fourth sister's using dog talk to communicate with the dragon). Lin, of Dim Sum for Everyone! (2001), expertly captures the drama and humor of the story with delightful paintings that reveal lovely Chinese landscapes and a quirky, not-too-scary dragon. A wonderful read-aloud. Karin Snelson
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"A wonderful readaloud."
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No comparison to the Five Chinese Brothers. It is such a weak example of literature for girls. It perpetuates sexism. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Alice Mann
This book stinks! Boring terrible writing and makes little sense.Published 2 months ago by M. Bojczuk
This book has gotten so much play from 5 year old twins since they were 2. Love the art. Love the girls solving their own plight.Published 2 months ago by Becky T
Great story and illustrations. My 5 1/2 year old loves this book.Published 3 months ago by Annonymous
My youngest granddaughter who is two really loves the sisters taking care of each other and the dragon sharing their noodles. Her sister at 6 was also infatuated.Published 7 months ago by Ewhudson
White lady author has Chinese people doing karate (um, karate is Japanese... okay, sure, there are probably lots of Chinese people who study karate, but kind of uncomfortable,... Read morePublished 8 months ago by GrumpyTheDwarf
My daughter loves this book. We were replacing the one that has been read to pieces.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is a disappointment.
LOVE the original FIVE CHINESE BROTHERS and SEVEN CHINESE BROTHERS isn't bad... Read more