Saturday, March 30, 2013

Review - Not Your Typical Dragon

Title: Not Your Typical Dragon
Author: Dan Bar-el
Illustrator: Tim Bowers
Publisher: Viking Juvenile (February 7, 2013)
Format: Hardcover; Pgs 40
Genre: Children’s
Source: Library
Ages: 3 to 5

All the pressure is on Crispin Blaze. His 7th birthday is coming and this is a very important day. When dragon’s reach this milestone they are able to breath fire. As Crispin’s family and loved ones wait anxiously for the little dragon to light his own birthday candles something strange happens. Whipped cream comes out.

Well this is odd, so his father takes him off to the doctor “to be fixed”. That did not work either; all that came out was Band-Aids. That was ok since the office was running low on them.

Sad little Crispin decides that he has disappointed his family so he wanders off to finds a cave to hide out in. Of course, this is the time that a skinny unsure knight appears and challenges Crispin to “do his worst”. Well, as we know, Crispin’s worst is not what people expect.

An interesting story in giving people what they need and not necessarily, what they assume. Or the more important lesson of not jumping to conclusions about others.

Cute story and adorable illustrations.

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