Monday, May 23, 2016

Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll - OPTIONAL

Driscoll, Amanda Duncan the Story Dragon, PICTUREBOOK. Penguin Random House (Alfred A. Knopf), 2015. $16.99. Content: G.  

Duncan the dragon loves to read, but he gets so excited while reading that he breaths fire and scorches all his books.  He’s never made it to the end.  He’s tried everything. He can’t even find someone to read to him, because they all seem to be afraid of dragons.  But then, Duncan meets a mouse who loves to read, and together they share the stories in the books.  

A book about being a reader.  The illustrations are cute, but it needed more story or something.  A fire breathing dragon who can’t control his fire breathing has more problems than never finishing a book.  Asking a bunch of different animals to read to him makes for cute illustrations, but they were animals being animals - do they read?  I think there are too many holes in this story, and what exactly is the message?  

EL  (K-3) - OPTIONAL  Lisa Librarian

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