Dragon knows he is supposed to be brave because that's what dragons do. He's so brave and valiant, he's ready to try out his fearsome roar But when he hears something that scares him, he turns to his forest friends to find the noise, and to help him be brave.Read more...
Dragon knows he is supposed to be brave because that's what dragons do. He's so brave and valiant, he's ready to try out his fearsome roar But when he hears something that scares him, he turns to his forest friends to find the noise, and to help him be brave.
Young readers will relate to Dragon's fears, and delight in his quest to be brave. Bestselling author/artist David Kirk, creator of the popular Miss Spider series, has created another beautiful, meaningful picture book to follow Oh So Tiny Bunny."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-05-26
- Reviewer: Staff
The fluffy white hero of Kirk's Oh So Tiny Bunny (2013) imagined himself as a giant, towering above the landscape; likewise, the red, scaly narrator of this companion story has no doubt that he's the bravest of them all. "See my bravery as I flap my oh so mighty wings!" he boasts as adorable white rabbits flee in terror, squirrels cower, and a yellow bird holds onto the dragon's tail for dear life. Of course, a dragon is nothing without a mighty roar, and Kirk gives readers an extreme closeup of its maw that wedges the letters of the word "roar" amid his pointy fangs, glistening uvula, and a passel of terrified, wild-eyed bees. But did that scary roar belong to the dragon or to a monster? Suddenly, the dragon's protective side is on display; he gathers a cluster of forest animals in his big wings, and together they roar loudly (and repeatedly) to scare away the imagined monster. Rest assured: children will be roaring right along with them. Ages 2–6. Agent: Barry Goldblatt, Barry Goldblatt Literary. (May)