MY FATHER'S DRAGON by Ruth Stiles Gannett
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This is a small boy's idea of how he would go about rescuing a baby dragon from the dangers of Wild Island. He gave chewing gum to the tigers, he showed the rhinoceros how to clean his tusks with a toothbrush and tooth paste, he helped the lion untangle his mane with a comb and left him decorating himself with hair ribbons, he supplied some monkeys with magnifying glasses to search out the fleas that were bothering the gorilla. And he kept himself from getting too hungry by eating peanut butter sandwiches and tangerines. And of course he freed the dragon and sailed home through the air! Ruth Gannett has made beguiling pictures and the publishers have done a beautiful job of book-making. Nonsense tale with convincing realism that should entice small listeners.

Pub Date: April 12th, 1948
ISBN: 0394890485
Publisher: Random House