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YOUNG HENRY AND THE DRAGON

Author: Jeanne Kaufman

Illustrator: Daria Tessler

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Publisher: Shenanigan Books, 2011

Material: hard cover

Summary: Henry has come to the end of the day, in the woods, with no way to light a fire. He seeks the help of a dragon who lives nearby, hoping the dragon will help. Henry puts on his best performance trying to get the dragon to laugh and, ultimately, snort flames so he can light a fire for the night. Can he win over the dragon? This is a humor-filled picture book for young readers.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 10; read yourself: 8 to 12

Interest Level: 5 to 10

Age of Child: Read with a 5-year-old boy.

Young Reader Reaction: My son picked this from a pile of books that he wanted to read. He enjoyed the story.

Adult Reader Reaction: I liked the book, too. It was a fun, amusing read for sharing with kids.

Pros: Henry has plenty of jokes and tricks that will get kids giggling, both in word and with the illustrations.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. After a few reads children would probably loose interest.

If You Liked This Book, Try: HOW TO TWIST A DRAGON'S TALE (How to Train Your Dragon series)   NICKERBACHER THE FUNNIEST DRAGON   A COUPLE OF BOYS HAVE THE BEST WEEK EVER

Educational Themes: This is story to enjoy. You might ask your reader other ways Henry could have gotten the spark he needed for his fire.

Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, animal characters, dragons, humor, problem solving

Date(s) Reviewed: May 2015

Other Reviews: No Critics Reviews found; see reader feedback at amazon.com.




                 

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