Waking Dragonsby Jane Yolen, Derek Anderson (Illustrator)
Dragons wake up,
From tumbling out of their humongous blankets to devouring a breakfast of catapulted waffles, these characters and their loveable antics fill the pages with luminous color/i>/i>/i>/i>
Wake up with a pair of sleepy dragons and the knight who must get them ready for school!
Dragons wake up,
From tumbling out of their humongous blankets to devouring a breakfast of catapulted waffles, these characters and their loveable antics fill the pages with luminous color and dragon-size fun. A joyful collaboration between two bestselling talents, author Jane Yolen and illustrator Derek Anderson, this book will make any young reader fly out of bed.
"What a treat when Yolen employs her fantasy-writing talents for the younger set. Anderson’s familiar golden-washed cartoon paintings embellish the humor. Details like a fire extinguisher labeled 'In case of dragon breath,' as well as the dragons’ flying goggles, mean this story’s popularity will spread like fire."
"With cinematic framing, sculptural shapes, a strong sense of physical comedy, and a fittingly medieval palette of saturated jewel tones, Anderson (the Little Quack series) portrays his horned dragons as hulking slugabeds who morph into surprisingly nimble wingled beasts."
"Anderson’s charming, richly hued illustrations animatedly depict the armor-clad little knight and the cute, expressive dragons’ antics…Droll touches abound in the text, which highlights and celebrates responsibilities, from morning prep to providing transport. This delightful offering interweaves fun fantasy and familiar getting-ready routines in an entertaining, enjoyable read."
- Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.96(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Jane Yolen is an award-winning author who has written more than 200 books for children, including the bestseller How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and the 1988 Caldecott Medal winner Owl Moon. She is known for her beautiful poetry and has even been called “the Hans Christian Anderson of America” (Newsweek). She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. Visit her at JaneYolen.com.
Derek Anderson is the bestselling artist and cocreator of the Little Quack series. He is also the talent behind Gladys Goes Out to Lunch and Over the River: A Turkey’s Tale. He and his wife Cheryl reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit him at DerekAnderson.net.
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Time to get ready for school and get the dragons out of bed! Wonderful illustrations as these reluctant dragons get moving in the morning. Very few words are needed as the pictures tell the story. Even the little ones will love this one.
The pictures are extraordinary! I was disappointed by the number of words in the story though. I bought the book for a five-year-old," and there just wasn't enough reading going on. I know it's a "picture book, but . . . .