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The Tea Dragon Festival

The Tea Dragon Festival

by Katie O’Neill



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*I received a free e-copy of this book from Oni Press through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions in this review are my own.
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About 5 months ago I read The Tea Dragon Society and I was blown away by the artwork.  It is seriously gorgeous.  I found the story too short and slightly underdeveloped but I loved the world and the little Tea Dragons.  When I heard there was a companion story coming out I was super excited and immediately requested it from Net Galley.


The Tea Dragon Festival has a super cute story, and while it felt more developed than The Tea Dragon Society, it was still too short.  I thought the conclusion concerning the mythical beast part was super lame, and I would have liked to see it more fleshed out, but overall I liked the rest of the story.


One thing that I found super cool was that it included a character that could only communicate through Sign Language.  I really liked how the signing was demonstrated and I think it will make this book super special to kids with auditory and vocal handicaps.


As always, I loved Katie O’Neill’s art.  It is weirdly simple yet super magical, and its amazing.  I read through the book twice just so I could truly appreciate it.  The art is what makes The Tea Dragon Festival truly fantastic.





7 thoughts on “The Tea Dragon Festival

  1. I loved The Tea Dragon festival because it was just so adorable and feel-good, and I can’t wait to read this one as well! I definitely agree that the first one felt too short, but that’s mostly because I would happily read about tiny tea dragons for hundreds more pages haha. The art style in these is truly gorgeous even though it’s so simple! Great review! 😀


  2. Great review and I’m so glad you enjoyed it 🙂 I agree that the stories are always too short because I always just want more 😅The art work really is simple but magical. I love the combination of the style and color and how it complements the cute story so well. Can’t wait for more of these! Lol


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