The hero of Adventures of the Little Green Dragon is a kind, friendly, brave, loving guide who can help young children become aware of their own sense of self-worth and bolster their own self-esteem. Children will identify with the Little Green Dragon's attempts to understand himself and to do the right thing. In ten adventures they'll learn such values as seeing beyond appearances, being true to themselves, settling disagreements peacefully, helping and loving others, and knowing God as the source of all that is. The engaging full-color illustrations perfectly capture the fairy tale domain of the Little Green Dragon and the old-fashioned charm, warmth, humor, and love in the stories. A Wee Wisdom book.
Author Bio: Mari Privette Ulmer's Little Green Dragon stories originally appeared in Wee Wisdommagazine from 1969 to 1972. Ms. Ulmer is an attorney and the author of Sign Here, a book of contract law for consumers, as well as many articles and stories for periodicals. She is also a mystery writer and a member of Southwest Writers.
Table of Contents
|Little Green Dragon Meets the Princess||1|
|Little Green Dragon Meets Big Dragon||7|
|Little Green Dragon Wants to Be Somebody Else||15|
|Where Do Little Green Dragons Come From?||22|
|Little Green Dragon Gets Something New||26|
|Little Green Dragon Ends War||31|
|Little Green Dragon Has an Adventure||35|
|Little Green Dragon Wakes Up Feeling Mean||40|
|Little Green Dragon Goes Out Into the Night||45|
|Little Green Dragon Wants to Be a Hero||51|
|Learning From the Little Green Dragon||57|
|About the Author/About the Artist||61|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read most of the stories in this book in Wee Wisdom magazine years ago (when I was about 6-8 yrs). I remembered them when I had children of my own and now have ordered this book. What a great thing to have all the Little Green Dragaon's stories together. The thing that impressed me all that time was how the stories reflected feelings I had - when the Little Green Dragon had a hard time sitting in school when it was so pretty outside, for example, or the time when he woke up in a bad mood. It was good to read about a magnificent 'beast' having the same sorts of 'growing pains' I was having. The storytelling style was simple yet imaginative, not speaking down to kids, just telling a tale. And, hey, if it stayed with me for 30 years, it must have been a truly great story!
The Little Green Dragon packs many powerful moral punches in his charming collection of tales. My favorite story is when the little green dragon saves the pretty princess from the wicked king and his army, by ending a war before it starts. He does it by opening lines of communication between the two. The repetition of certain phrases like the hat with the lo-o-o-o-ong tassel',the princess was so-o-o-o-o pretty' and the Little Green Dragon was 'so-o-o-o-o ugly' make the meaningful stories delightful to even the youngest reader...including preschoolers. Important values are learned as the Green Dragon learns he must first accept himself as he is, before he can truly accept others and others can accept him. I believe the pictures and storyline are engaging and appropriate for ages 3 to 7.