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When a Dragon Moves In

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Cute book

    Cute, imaginative story with great pictures, very colorful.

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  • Posted September 26, 2011

    One of our favorites!

    I had bought this book because it made the NY Times best kids book list. And, it has become one of my family's favorites! The narrative is great to read and listen-to, and the illustrations are beautiful. The kids see the book from one perspective, and the adults another. I have already bought this as a Christmas gift for all the 4-5yr olds in our lives.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    Awesome book...especially for those with "imaginary dragon friends"!

    Recently purchased this book for my son! Great illustrations and an adorable story...frequently requested in our house at bedtime!

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  • Posted May 20, 2011

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    Stories for Children Magazine 5 Star Review

    Reviewed by: Roxanne Werner

    Synopsis: A little boy and his family spend a relaxing day at the beach until a dragon moves into the boy's sandcastle. At first, the boy enjoys his new friend. The dragon toasts marshmallows, flies a kite and scares away bullies. Things start to go wrong when the boy tries to convince his family that there is a dragon. No one believes him and he must take the blame for the dragon's pranks.

    Overall thoughts: Jodi Moore's debut book is a whimsical look at family life and a little boy's need for attention. The large red dragon, portrayed vividly by Howard McWilliam's illustrations, is both mischievous and lovable. The reader is left to decide if the dragon is real or only a product of a boy's vivid imagination. McWilliam's artwork provides reasonable explanations for the dragon's antics, if we choose to take them. But perhaps on a warm summer day, it's more fun to let our imaginations run wild, and believe that if we build a perfect sandcastle, a dragon will move in. Moore has built the perfect story for a child's imagination to move in.

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  • Posted January 5, 2011

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    Everything you want in a picture book-highly recommended!!!!

    WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN is a masterful tale of imagination and emotion. We all know what it feels like to need a little extra attention: to have our inner Dragon rear his head and demand to be notice. Jodi Moore captures this childhood experience perfectly. Vibrant illustrations by Howard McWIlliam combined with Moore's humor and thoughtfulness, will have your child pulling this book off the shelf every night.

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