Sunday, February 12, 2017

Zoey and Sassafras Dragons and Marshmallows by Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay

Right before her mother leaves for a week at a conference, Zoey makes a fantastic discovery!  When she looks at picture her mother has on her desk, she sees her mom with a strange looking frog.  Her mom's secret:  She helps injured magical animals get well...

Innovation Press and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 14th.

Her mother shows her the area in their barn she has for the animal hospital.  She tells her she gets her ideas for cures by reading books about animals in our world that are closest to the magical beings.  After her mother goes on her way, Zoey and Sassafras, her cat, go outside to play.

As you can guess, another animal shows up for the hospital.  This one is a baby dragon.  She knows nothing about dragons but gets seven different plates and puts various food types on them to see what it would like to eat.  It snarfs down the marshmallows, she names it after its favorite food.  Then it gets sick from eating so much sugar...  Uh oh!

She waits for it to recuperate and then must go to bed.  When she gets up, Sassafras is gone.  She finds her cat in the barn cuddled around the dragon.  The dragon is very lethargic and she's afraid it's even sicker.  Then she realizes it's cold!

By the time her mom gets home, she's figured out what to feed it and how to keep it warm.  She's afraid she failed but when it doubled its size in no time, she feels better.

This is a very cute story for young ones with great illustrations.  I'm looking forward to reading more in this series.  Zoey is a fun character.

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