GUESS WHAT I FOUND IN DRAGON WOOD by Timothy Knapman

GUESS WHAT I FOUND IN DRAGON WOOD

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Age Range: 6 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

In a bit of role reversal, a young dragon happens upon a small “Benjamin” in the woods and brings him home to show the parents. Though the new “pet” is strangely averse to the offered dinner of stinky fish and worms, and at school the next day turns out to have neither scales nor tail, he does teach the whole dragon class a wonderful new game called “soccer.” Seeing that he’s lonely, though, the narrator at last flies him back to the land of the Benjamins—and returns bemused at how excited all the other Benjamins became at the appearance of a dragon. In cartoon illustrations, Millward places the human lad amidst big, lumpish, un-scary-looking dragons with tiny wings, then closes with a scene showing how exciting soccer practice can be when the players breathe fire. A big die-cut hole through the front cover kicks this import’s appeal up even further. (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-59990-190-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2007




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