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Children's LiteratureWritten by an elementary school teacher and storyteller, this picture book is a delightful story about three little dragons and their desire to buy a present for someone special. Even a three-year-old can identify with this common problem. The Good Knight instructs the small creatures, "The most special gifts do not come from a store. They come from our hearts and our hands, nothing more." Being a retired elementary teacher, I tried to instill this very same lesson in my students, as well as my own children at home. As the three little dragons attempt to make a present they repeatedly make a huge mess. Thankfully the little dragons are shown cleaning up their own messes. I think this is a worthy lesson that needs repeating and she does. Twice more the dragons tried to make a gift and end up with a disaster. The clean up routine is repeated again and again. The repetition throughout the book will help keep young ones involved. There are many incidents in this charming whimsical story that are a perfect springboard to a character lesson, making this book a valuable asset to any primary classroom. Bright colorful illustrations are endearing with great attention to detail. My two-year-old grandson loved this book and I'm sure you will too. 2006, Dutton Children's Books, Ages 4 to 7.