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The Funny Thing by Wanda Gág
The Popcorn Dragon
Jane Thayer - 1989
The temptation is irresistible, but Dexter quickly becomes insufferable. First he watches his own reflection in the river in order to admire the smoke. Then he puffs it in the faces of his friends: the zebra, the giraffe, and the elephant. He even blows smoke rings around his own tail to prove how clever he is.Soon Dexter has no friends left. He is a very lonely dragon indeed, until quite by accident he discovers a way his talent can be used to win back his playmates.This wonderful story -- first published in 1953 -- will delight both young readers and their parents, and so will Lisa McCue's appealing new pictures of this lovable show-off.
The Emperor of Absurdia
Chris Riddell - 2006
Trees are birds, umbrellas are trees, and the sky is thick with snoring fish. Join one small boy as he tumbles out of bed into a crazy dreamland of wardrobe monsters, dragons, and amazing adventure. This gloriously rich and beautiful picture book comes from a uniquely talented artist at the height of his powers. With a story to enchant the youngest reader, and pictures to gasp and pore over whatever your age, it is an extraordinary achievement and one to savor.
Cecily G. and the 9 Monkeys
H.A. Rey - 1942
and the Nine Monkeys was the first book to feature Curious George, as well as being Hans and Margret Rey’s first book for children. In this initial effort, about a lonely giraffe befriended by George and his eight siblings, we see all the hallmarks of Curious George’s signature style: humor, adventure, playfulness, and the episodic storytelling that later characterized classic George set pieces like the flyaway balloons, the rocket ship, and the bunny escape.
Ralph Fletcher - 2008
Ground dragon scales make magic sand that Tor sprinkles in the eyes of children to help them fall asleep. But how does he get the scales to make the special sand? He has to venture into the lair of a dragon, and that’s no easy feat!This imaginative telling of the legend of the Sandman combined with fantastical, illuminating pictures will be enjoyed by the whole family.
The Tale of Jack Frost
David Melling - 2003
Then along come the goblins, who smell of boiled cabbage, make many rude noises, and love to tell lies. The goblins are jealous because they believe that the magic of the forest should be in their power�1/2not in Jack Frost�1/2s. When they try to steal Jack�1/2s magic, they discover that he is a great deal more clever than they are! David Melling�1/2s enchanting full-color illustrations on every two-page spread are as filled with magic as the story he tells. Here is a wonderful picture storybook that offers a very appealing bedtime tale to kids.
All About the Dragons: with audio recording (How to Train Your Dragon 2)
Judy Katschke - 2014
There are dragons that fly, dragons that swim, dragons that breathe fire, and more—and you can learn about them all in this Ready-to-Read story.How to Train Your Dragon 2 © 2014 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.
That's Not My Dragon...
Fiona Watt - 2006
The enduring appeal of Rachel Wells' charming illustrations, the opportunity to interact with a variety of different textures and the gentle humour of the simple, yet appealing text make these books pre-school classics. Will appeal to the imaginations of very young children, as they discover the many different dragons included, which are complete with fuzzy ears, scaly wings, sparkling horns and spotty skin. The descriptive text and touchy-feely pages will promote sensory awareness and language development in very young children.
Barbara M. Joosse - 2012
In his nest in his cave in his mountain, a dragon dreams of a girl.When a lonely dragon follows a trail of princess tears, a beautiful friendship is born. They march and sing, roar and whisper, hide and seek, then settle into snug companionship at bedtime. Barbara Joosse’s fiercely protective and gently loving dragon cavorts across the pages, endearingly illustrated by Randy Cecil. At the end of the day, who can resist curling up in the embrace of a lovabye dragon?