Friday, March 25, 2016

The Dragonsitter by Josh Lacey -- ADVISABLE

Lacey, Josh The Dragonsitter, illustrated by Garry Parsons. Little, Brown and Company (Hachette Book Group), 2012. $15.00. Content: G.

Told entirely in emails, this is the story of a boy who volunteers to dragon-sit for his uncle -- and immediately regrets it. Turns out dragons aren't so easy to take care of, especially when they come with no instructions.

A pet rabbit is killed toward the beginning of the tale, but otherwise it's a light, funny story with an upbeat conclusion. Its quirky cover, hilarious illustrations, unusual format -- and, of course, dragons -- will likely entice readers.


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