Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Dragons and Mythical Creatures (Fact Tracker) by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce - OPTIONAL

Osborne, Mary Pope and Boyce, Natalie Pope Dragons and Mythical Creatures (Fact Tracker) 121 pgs. Random House, 2016. $5.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
This short book is stuffed with interesting information about the history/mythology of dragons. It features many different cultures, countries and time periods. Then it delves into other mythological creatures like griffins, unicorns and even yeti. It provides explanations for why people in the past may have chosen to believe in such creatures. There are lots drawings and a few photographs.
This was both an interesting and fun read that any student would enjoy. However, I have added a few of these fact trackers to my library and they just lack the visual appeal of other books on similar subject. Why choose a tiny dragon book like this when I have five oversize ones full of color illustrations? This would make a fun gift for a younger reader.
EL(K-3) – OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author

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