Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Poor Excuse for a Dragon by Geoffrey Hayes

Fred, the dragon, is having problems.  His parents have told him how to go out in the world and be a big, strong dragon, but his body isn't cooperating...

Random House Children's Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It's a Level 4 reader which means young readers are beginning to read paragraphs.  This book is available now, so visit your local bookstore to get a copy.

This is a cute story with old-fashioned illustrations.  They remind me of the rag doll days.  They also make the story even more charming.

Fred tries to roar and spit fire, but nothing happens and his victims laugh at him.  So he eats them.  But that doesn't work out well; he gets a tummy ache! It takes a witch, a giant, and a tiny man to help Fred get over his stomach ache.

The best part of the story is how Mr. Hayes ends it.  It will make everyone in your family smile!

Happy reading.

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