Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Spring Reading 2016 Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library


It's a well known fact that dragons love treasure, and what could be more of a treasure trove than a library? So why does the librarian warn that you should never bring your dragon to the library? There actually seem to be a lot of reasons, including the fact they take up too much space at story time and they have the habit of breathing flames when they get overexcited (and books are very combustible). Each of the scenarios are shown with a different dragon causing the trouble, which makes us suspect that kids bringing pet dragons in has happened before. But, as usual, the helpful librarian comes up with an excellent solution to the problem.

This book shows all the thing that make libraries such amazing places - story times, concerts, movies, computers, comfortable places to read, and shelves and shelves of books. It also does a nice job of including a variety of characters with different skin tones, hair colors, and one is using a wheelchair. (There has been a lot of talk recently about the need for more diversity in children's books, so this was nice to see.) The illustrations do an excellent job of showing the fun that kids can have at the library and their frustration when a dragon messes things up.

Highly recommended as a read-aloud for school or public library story times - your patrons will love it.

I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

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