Sat 13 Oct 2012
Just because you really, really, really want something, doesn’t mean you’ll be happy once you get it.
Most people have learned this lesson at least once in their lives.
Even so, there are times when getting what you want is even better than you thought it would be.
Such is the case in Lovabye Dragon (Candlewick Press, 2012) a new picture book written by Barbara Joosse and illustrated by Randy Cecil.
It tells the story of a lonely little girl who really, really, really wants a dragon. But she doesn’t have one.
So she cries a trail of tears that travels all the way to a lonely big dragon who follows them back to the little girl.
A lovely friendship ensues as they discover that while their outsides are quite different, their insides are just the same.
Which, when you think about it, is really all that matters.
Now, let’s hear from today’s guest reviewer, Maggie.
Our reviewer: Maggie
I like: Puzzles, games and Dora the Explorer stuff. I also like to play with babies.
This book was about: A dragon and a little girl. They want to be friends forever.
The best part was when: The little girl and the dragon flew away together.
I laughed when: The dragon breathed fire and when the dragon came to the little girl’s room.
I was surprised that: The girl’s tears went all the way to the dragon.
This book taught me: About doing a book report.
Other kids reading this book should watch for: The tears going to the dragon.
Three words that best describe this book are: “Funny.” “Happy.” “Silly.”
My favorite line or phrase in the book is: “Forever friends.”
You should read this book because: A dragon and a girl found friends together.
Thank you, Maggie!
You can find out more about Barbara Joosse by:
- Visiting her website.
- Listening to this webcast interview with her.
- Watching her talk about the craft of picture book writing in this video interview.
You can find out more about Randy Cecil by: