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Not Your Typical Dragon
by Dan Bar-El and Tim Bowers


Overview - Everybody knows your typical dragon breathes fire.

But when Crispin tries to breathe fire on his seventh birthday, fire doesn't come out--only whipped cream Each time Crispin tries to breathe fire, he ends up with

Band-Aids

marshmallows

teddy bears?  Read more...


 
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Overview
Everybody knows your typical dragon breathes fire.

But when Crispin tries to breathe fire on his seventh birthday, fire doesn't come out--only whipped cream Each time Crispin tries to breathe fire, he ends up with

Band-Aids

marshmallows

teddy bears?

Crispin wonders if he'll ever find his inner fire. But when a family emergency breaks out, it takes a little dragon with not-so-typical abilities to save the day.

With wry humor and whimsical illustrations, Not Your Typical Dragon is the perfect story for any child who can't help feeling a little bit different.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780670014026
  • ISBN-10: 0670014028
  • Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: February 2013
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-5
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 10.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-12-17
  • Reviewer: Staff

A young dragon who doesn’t fit the mold still finds a way to save the day in this comically offbeat story about embracing individuality. Crispin Blaze can’t wait to set alight the candles on his seventh birthday cake at the exact moment he’s supposed to start breathing fire. When the moment of truth arrives, however, a torrent of whipped cream bursts from Crispin’s mouth, much to the delight of his younger sister. Crispin’s concerned parents take him to the doctor, but nothing helps, and Crispin runs away and finds a kindred spirit in a timid knight, who tries to coach the dragon. Readers will quickly realize that Crispin has a knack for breathing exactly what a situation calls for, whether it’s bandages at the doctor’s office, beach balls at the shore, or water when Crispin’s father’s fire-breathing gets out of control. Bowers’s (Dream Big, Little Pig!) colorful bug-eyed dragons and Middle-Ages-meets-the-suburbs setting amplify the humor in Bar-el’s (That One Spooky Night) prose, both of which make the message about embracing one’s talents go down easy. Ages 3–up. Illustrator’s agent: East West Literary Agency. (Feb.)

 
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