Thursday, January 3, 2013

Waking Dragons by Jane Yolen - ADVISABLE


Yolen, Jane  Waking Dragons  Illustrated by Derek Anderson  Simon and Schuster, 2012.  $16.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.  In this adorable story, a mother leaves a note for her son to wake the dragons before he goes to school.  The young knight is in charge of waking his dragons, brushing their teeth, feeding them breakfast and getting them dressed for the day.  After he has done all of this then the little knight gets on the dragon’s back and is flown to school.   Using dragons, this story outlines for young readers the tasks they need to accomplish before they are ready for the day.  The text rhymes and there are only a few words per page making this a simple and quick story.  The illustrations are absolutely adorable and the young knight and his dog have great facial expressions.  This story is similar to other Jane Yolen books, especially her dinosaur series.  PREK, EL (K-3)-ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.   

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