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That Pesky Dragon
by Julie Sykes and Melanie Williamson


Overview - Izzie is anxious to see the dragon that shows up on day on her family farm. But Dad warns her that it is much too dangerous. The pesky dragon has caused chaos on the farm with its fiery breath that hard-boils the eggs, toasts the wheat fields, and turns the cows' milk to yogurt.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Izzie is anxious to see the dragon that shows up on day on her family farm. But Dad warns her that it is much too dangerous. The pesky dragon has caused chaos on the farm with its fiery breath that hard-boils the eggs, toasts the wheat fields, and turns the cows' milk to yogurt. Finally, Dad decides to call REMOVE-A-DRAGON! This is a quirky story with a very happy ending.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781589250697
  • ISBN-10: 1589250699
  • Publisher: Tiger Tales
  • Publish Date: September 2007
  • Page Count: 24
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-UP
  • Dimensions: 0.25 x 11.25 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Farm Animals
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Lifestyles - Country Life

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 56.
  • Review Date: 2007-10-01
  • Reviewer: Staff

There's a dragon on the farm, and the heat from its breath is wreaking havoc: the eggs turn hard-boiled while they're still in the henhouse, the cows produce yogurt instead of milk, and the wheat gets toasted in the fields. Izzie is convinced that the roaring dragon sounds “hurt, not fierce,” so she defies her protective parents (“Go inside and with luck it will fly away soon,” says Mom, an admonishment that will immediately resonate with youngsters), and she soon discovers a scared, puppy-like dragon stuck in the farm's well. Sykes's (Dora's Eggs) text tends toward the deadpan, leaving plenty of room for Williamson (Hound Dog) to shine. The geometrically stylized illustrations bubble with a gleeful faux-naïf sophistication: the characters are sweetly silly (especially the parallelogram cows and a sheep who loves to pose), and the flattened perspectives make everyone look as if they're on comically tenuous ground. Curving type nods at the topsy-turvy plot, also calling attention to the goofy details packed into the art (don't miss the juggling cat). Ages 3-7. (Sept.)

 
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