Tuesday, January 23, 2007
DRAGONS & ROYALTY
Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle, 2004. When his mother refuses to get him a dog, a young boy asks for a dragon instead.
Elvira by Margaret Shannon, 1993. A gentle dragon dislikes fighting other dragons and gobbling up princesses.
George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell, 2002. A fierce and scary dragon is only afraid of one thing… a mouse.
Friend for Dragon by Dav Pilkey, 1991. Dragon becomes such close friends with an apple that he deeply mourns its loss and is overjoyed when more grow to take its place.
Frog Prince, Continued by Jon Scieszka, 1991. After the frog turns into a prince, he and the Princess do not live happily ever after and the Prince decides to look for a witch to help him remedy the situation.
Hiding Hoover by Elise Broach, 2005. Two children must find a way around their father's "no pets" rule when a friendly dragon appears in their backyard.
Max’s Dragon by Kate Banks, 2008. Max impresses his big brothers by using rhyming words to tame a dragon.
Pet Dragon by Christoph Niemann, 2008. A story about a girl and her pet dragon is enhanced by Chinese characters superimposed over each two-page spread.
A Pie Went By by Carolyn Dunn, 1999. King Bing plans to offer a pie to Queen Bea when he asks her to marry him, but the animals he passes on the way have other ideas.
Prince Cinders by Babette Cole, 1992. A fairy grants a small, skinny prince a change in appearance and the chance to go to the Palace Disco.
Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole, 1991. Not wishing to marry any of her royal suitors, Princess Smartypants devises difficult tasks at which they all fail, until the multi-talented Prince Swashbuckle appears.
Waking Beauty by Leah Wilcox, 2008. The prince tries to wake Sleeping Beauty up by
jumping on the bed and shooting her out of a cannon.