Popcorn Dragon

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You could hardly blame Dexter, ordinarily a well-behaved young dragon, for showing off when he suddenly found that he could make clouds of smoke. The temptation is irresistible, but Dexter quickly becomes insufferable. First he watches his own reflection in the river in order to admire the smoke. Then he puffs it in the faces of his friends: the zebra, the giraffe, and the elephant. He even blows smoke rings around his own tail to prove how clever he is.

Soon Dexter has no ...

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Overview

You could hardly blame Dexter, ordinarily a well-behaved young dragon, for showing off when he suddenly found that he could make clouds of smoke. The temptation is irresistible, but Dexter quickly becomes insufferable. First he watches his own reflection in the river in order to admire the smoke. Then he puffs it in the faces of his friends: the zebra, the giraffe, and the elephant. He even blows smoke rings around his own tail to prove how clever he is.

Soon Dexter has no friends left. He is a very lonely dragon indeed, until quite by accident he discovers a way his talent can be used to win back his playmates.

This wonderful story -- first published in 1953 -- will delight both young readers and their parents, and so will Lisa McCue's appealing new pictures of this lovable show-off.

Though his hot breath is the envy of all the other animals, a young dragon learns that showing off does not make friends.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-- This new edition of the much-loved story of Dexter, a young dragon who loses all his friends when he shows off blowing smoke rings, retains its charm despite the pointed moral. McCue's new full-color illustrations capture the whimsical mood of the fable. The animals, although too coy, have appealing humanlike expressions which convey their envy and contempt. Dexter is a small creature with whom youngsters will readily identify. The resolution, in which he wins back his friends by sharing with them his new found ability to pop corn straight from the husks, will thoroughly delight a new generation of children. --Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688083403
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/1989
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 399,268
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 390L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Thayer is the pen name of Catherine Woolley. She grew upin Passaic, New Jersey, and began writing children's books in 1953. Ms. Woolley lives in Truro, Massachusetts.

Lisa McCue is the acclaimed illustrator of more than one hundred books for children, including Part-time Dog and The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy, by Jane Thayer, and Irving Berlin’s easter parade. She is also the designer and creator of Fuzzytail Greetings, her own line of greeting cards. Ms. McCue lives with her family in Annapolis, Maryland.

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

    A lovely book

    This is a good book for the young child. It has lovely illustrations, and a good moral lesson (without being "preachy"). It was a hit with my 3 yr old grandson, and I would recommend it.

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