The Tea Dragon Festival
by Katie O’Neill
*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.