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—School Library Journal, May 2012
“Averbeck's artwork is…successful, especially when portraying Little Dragon's authentically toddlerlike acts of mischief and his fire-breathing talents (he's way beyond smoke rings—he can make hearts and pyramids, too)…this endearingly impish hero should find fans.”
—Publishers Weekly, June 11, 2012
“Averbeck brings this familiar theme of an enduring mother’s love to a new level…the full-circle narrative, with an illustration as the last word, cleverly turns a tried-and-true message on its ear. The illustrations of this endearing, whimsical blue dragon have a childlike simplicity; the flames, which look like photographed fire, lend a special effect that will ignite young listeners.”
—Booklist, September 1, 2012
Posted January 22, 2013
This book makes me laugh. Little Dragons antics remind me so much of a toddler, who loves to play but who doesn't like to get cleaned up. I seriously admire his mother's patience. The illustrations are delightful, full of color and life. The splashes of bright orange and red for the fire are impossible to ignore. This book is also perfect for helping children learn about solving problems. When Little Dragon's fire goes out at first he tries to solve the problem himself. When that doesn't work, he goes to his mother and she provides the help he needs. I also appreciate the ending where Little Dragon has learned the value of prevention. The ongoing refrain of "Oh, No" makes this perfect for an interactive storytime. I highly recommend this fun book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.