A Poor Excuse For A Dragon
ISBN: 0375868674
EAN13: 9780375868672
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 23, 2011
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 0.24" H x 8.82" L x 5.91" W
Weight: 0.22 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Punchy dialogue and compact sentences should make this a read-aloud delight. Publishers Weekly

Part-slapstick, part-fairy tale, the gently humorous plot has enough twists and turns to keep newly independent readers engaged. School Library Journal

Fred the dragon has a list of tasks he must complete in order to be a successful dragon none of which comes naturally. But he's determined to make #5 eat people work. Before you can say pass the salt he's gobbled up three people even though he doesn't have the stomach for it. Luckily a local shepherd, with the help of a giant and a witch, knows how to cure what ails him and get those pesky people out of his belly. It's happily-ever-after for everyone in ways you'd never expect.
Geisel award-winning author/illustrator Geoffrey Hayes is a stepped reader maestro. The common threads between his wildly popular Uncle Tooth and Otto SIRs and the more recent Benny and Penny series (Toon Books) are clear and constant. The art is adorable, the characters are bursting with personality, and the stories are humorously subversive. From marauding pirates to misbehaving mice to a dragon who swallows people whole (and then continues to communicate with them in his belly ), Geoffrey always hits that sweet spot for the stepped reader audience easy to decode, illustrative tales that tickle the funnybone.

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   Pretty good
It's a pretty good book, but could be scary for smaller children, even if their parents read it. Also, I'm not sure about the illustrations, the princess looks awful compared to the other characters.
   My son asked to read more!
My 2nd grader who doesn't like to read and watches the clock for his 10 minutes asked to keep reading this book. He also said that the book kept his son's attention.
   Great read for my 8 year old!
My almost 9-year-old LOVES this book and it had him laughing the whole way through! It's great for younger kids too. It's just that she likes to hear her older brother read it to her. A great book for 2nd or 3rd graders.
   Reads like a fairytale. Story is a little slow.
Like a fairy tale. I think it's great to hear stories from childhood again. My 7yo is a huge dragon fan, she was not a huge fan of this story, so that was a little disappointing. The illustrations are all very cute, Grunge said.
   Fun to Read!
My six-year-old grandson is really starting to read, but we have trouble finding engaging books that he wants to re-read. This one was a complete hit. Really cute story with lovely illustrations by Pauley. I would recommend it to anyone.
   This is a cute story that I shared with my ...
We did illustrations based on the story. They were used as covers for our fairy tale sketchbooks.