Thursday, September 12, 2013

King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently - ADVISABLE

Bently, Peter  King Jack and the Dragon Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury  Dial Books, 2011.  $7.99  BOARD BOOK  Content: G. 
Three little boys, Jack, Zack and Caspar make a fort out of a cardboard box, old sheets and some sticks and pretend that Jack is the king and they are defending their kingdom against dragons and beasts.  After fighting the dragons and beasts all day they decide they want to sleep in the fort, but one by the one the kids parents come and get them, with Jack being the last to go.  Jack was scared of the night sounds and thought that his two parents were a four legged beast, but he is happy when it turns out to be his parents. 
This is a cute book about little boys’ imaginations.  The illustrations are basic, some are just black and white sketches and others are colored.  It’s a good book, with my only concern being that the dragons look a bit fearsome and might scare little reader. 
PREK-ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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