Dragon’s Dilemma

(4 customer reviews)

By Catherine Little
Illustrated by Sae Kimura

Twelve animals line up for the Emperor’s Great Race. Dragon is the biggest, the fastest and the only contender that can fly. What chance do the other animals have? Travel along with Dragon as he faces a Dilemma…

Will Dragon be the first to cross the finish line?

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Catherine Little is an educator, consultant and writer living in Toronto, Ontario with her husband and son. She has a passion for picture books and often used them in the classroom to enhance her mathematics, science and history lessons.

SAE KIMURA is an artist and illustrator originally from Odawara, Japan, now working and exhibiting her art in Toronto and elsewhere. Her artwork can be found in many galleries and private collections.

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Trade, 8.75" X 8.75", 32 pages

4 reviews for Dragon’s Dilemma

  1. Dr. Larry Swartz, Educational Consultant

    This is an exquisite companion book to the author’s and illustrator’s picture book Twelve in a Race where the Chinese Zodiac animals enter a competition to determine who is the most powerful runner.

  2. Helen Kubiw, CanLit for Little Canadians

    Though many Asian-Canadians will know the story of the Emperor’s Great Race and the Chinese Zodiac, it was a new one to me. The story of how the animals’ behaviours impacted their placement (see Twelve in a Race) is riveting and learning more details of Dragon’s race result is all the more compelling. He may have been disappointed by his fifth-place result but for young readers there is far more to the story.

  3. Quill and Quire

    Dragon’s Dilemma, a companion to Catherine Little’s 2022 picture book debut Twelve in a Race, brings readers the zodiac story from Dragon’s perspective.
    (See the full interview at http://www.quillandquire.com

  4. bookcentre

    “I felt letting Dragon tell the story would be the best way to explain how he ended up in fifth place. Also, I thought it would be interesting to present the two stories as companion pieces. Twelve in a Race presents the results of the race without much detail. Dragon’s Dilemma allows children to see the race from Dragon’s point of view. This could lead to discussions about how each of the contenders had their own experience of the race, giving parents and teachers the opportunity to discuss this difficult concept of seeing things from another’s perspective in more detail.” (See the full interview at http://www.bookcentre.ca)

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