Some books capture you with their illustration, some with their beautiful prose, and still others captivate you with strong, sure voices. I love books that suck you in with that strong voice, especially when that voice is filled with cheeky humor and subtle irreverence. Dragon was Terrible, written by the great Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, is one such book. I mean, how could you possibly go wrong with that dynamic duo?!?
In Dragon Was Terrible, a kingdom is getting pretty tired of one terrible dragon's naughty antics- he scribbles in books and burps in church and even toilet papers the castle. So the king and knights and others in the kingdom attempt to tame the dragon in a variety of ways -- but of course, they all fail. What happens when a young lad starts spinning a tale that just so happens to catch the dragon's attention?
This book makes Pickle laugh. And when I say laugh. I mean he thinks it's the funniest thing ever, and every time we crack it open he gets so excited and an impish little grin creeps up on his face. And every time I crack it open, I get excited too- because as you know, there is nothing I love more than a great book which imparts to readers that storytelling is oh-so-powerful and can cause great changes in the worlds of many-- even dragons. Dragon Was Terrible is a perfect story to engage reluctant readers who will find humor in the dragon's naughty antics but will also be wowed by the ability of story to tame the beast. Two trunks up, without a doubt!
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