I Won't Get Lost

I Won't Get Lost

by Martha Lambert, Kate Duke
     
 

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Horatio Horndragon likes many things about school. He likes dragon practice, eating charcoal sandwiches and Tire Tidbits for lunch, and playing capture-the-princess. But when Horatio doesn't like something he doesn't always listen, and Horatio doesn't like having to memorize his home address and phone number. After all, he is a smart little dragon, and he won't

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Horatio Horndragon likes many things about school. He likes dragon practice, eating charcoal sandwiches and Tire Tidbits for lunch, and playing capture-the-princess. But when Horatio doesn't like something he doesn't always listen, and Horatio doesn't like having to memorize his home address and phone number. After all, he is a smart little dragon, and he won't ever get lost.

Or will he?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Here is a humorous tale about a dragon named Horatio who doesn't always listen and doesn't want to memorize his home address and phone number. Horatio is a smart dragon who is certain he will never get lost. Horatio has a mind of his own. He will only learn what he wants to learn at school. After being sent off to school with charcoal sandwiches, Tabasco tea and Tire Tidbits, Horatio has a good morning playing a spelling game, but the afternoon session is different. The teacher, Miss Scaley, wants her students to learn their name, address, and phone number. She hands out blank sheets of paper so they can practice, but Horatio doesn't have to learn his address because he lives in a cave and his phone has a number on it. Miss Scaley insists that he copy his address down on paper, but Horatio draws dragons and other doodles. On the way home, Horatio loses his way and gets lost. He meets some animals along the way and asks for help. But when they ask for his address and phone number, Horatio can't tell them. Soon it gets dark and Horatio is frightened. Will he ever be found? At last, the Forest Patrol finds him, but Horatio can't tell them where he lives. The Forest Patrol stays with Horatio and eventually, the little dragon gets home, but he has learned his lesson�he memorizes his address and phone number. The last page of the book has a practice sheet for a child to write his name, address, and phone number. The pictures are whimsical and the blue, yellow and green colors are soothing. This is a fun book with a lesson to be learned. 2003, HarperCollins Publishers, Ages 3 to 6.
— Della A. Yannuzzi
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Horatio Horndragon knows what he likes about school. He likes dragon practice, lunch, and recess. He especially enjoys his lunch of charcoal sandwiches, Tabasco tea, and Tire Tidbits. However, the young dragon does not like to practice writing his name, address, and telephone number. Miss Scaley explains that he needs to know this information in case he is ever lost, but Horatio insists that he won't get lost. "Not now or ever!" While walking home from school, he decides to follow a delivery dragon carrying packages, and, naturally, he loses his way. Officer Flash, a winged creature wearing roller skates, appears, and the two must simply wait until the youngster's parents report him missing. Charming illustrations in pastel colors and with humorous details accompany the text. The last page allows youngsters to practice writing their name, address, and phone number. While the story is predictable and a bit wordy at times, it shows children the importance of memorizing personal information.-Kristin de Lacoste, South Regional Public Library, Pembroke Pines, FL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060289607
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Martha Lambert writes books and videos for children, and has also taught preschool through the early elementary grades. She lives in Mission Hills, CA.

Kate Duke has illustrated many popular books for children, including Let’s Go Dinosaur Tracking by Miriam Schlein. Ms Duke lives in New Haven, CT.

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