There’s a Dragon in Your Book by Tom Fletcher
Illustrated by Greg Abbott
Published by Puffin|Penguin Books
Date: 28 May 2018
This book is a delightfully funny, interactive, compelling, humorous, bouncy, full of spirit, teaches responsibility and is enormous fun. This book has the readers ACHOOING, blowing out flames, popping balloons and water SPLASHING everywhere – using their imagination of course. I was instantly drawn into this story along with my group of preschool and kinder aged children, who were very helpful in reading this book with me. The looks of delight, smiles and interaction with the story is a testament of how good the book is, it not only brought joy to the children but to me the reader as well.
This little dragon is the epitome of cuteness and has been well illustrated by Greg Abbott. Some of the pages are perfectly minimalist, the purple and green baby dragon with his expressive little face pops from the page, further engaging us in the story.
If you have seen the book Dizzy the Dinosaur you will be familiar with the format of There’s a Dragon in Your Book as it takes a similar approach and is as equally as good and is now one of my favourite go to books for storytime sessions.
Although the book talks about fire – “That’s no good…the fire is getting bigger! Don’t get too close!”– it also considers safety and is a good opportunity to talk about fire safety with children.
I encourage you to get a copy of this book if you like a hands on and interactive approach to telling stories. It is aimed at 3 years and above but I have used it for toddlers and they love it too. There are not too many words on each page and some pages just have one BIG world that the children can shout along with you.
Thank you Tom Fletcher and Greg Abbott for sharing your creativity and imagination so that another book inspires children and adults to read.
One last note…although the little dragon waves goodbye to all his new friends, there may be a surprise at the end. Just turn the page and…
Thank you to Puffin|Penguin Books for the opportunity to read and honestly review this book.