No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids (and Dragons)

No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids (and Dragons)


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While out for a walk with her mom, a little girl has the surprise of her life — she meets a real, live, fire-breathing dragon! Now this dragon is nothing to be afraid of — in fact, he's so friendly that she invites him home for tea. But their afternoon snack is suddenly interrupted when the dragon sneezes and sets the table ablaze. Luckily, the girl knows just what to do, and she teaches her new friend to be fire smart, too.

With its funny, rhyming verse and spunky illustrations, Dragons for Tea shows kids that learning about fire safety doesn't have to be scary. The story ends with "The Dragon's Fire Safety Rhyme" — a fun and easy way to remember what to do in case of fire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550745719
Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date: 04/28/1999
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 258,966
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 430L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Martine Gourbault is a painter and illustrator. She has illustrated a number of picture books including, I Went to the Bay, Mr.McGratt and the Ornery Cat and the Dragon Safety series. She resides in Vancouver, Canada.

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No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an art teacher married to a fire chief and recently had the privledge of having a Mobile, Alabama Fire Safety Officer recite this book to a group of fire chief wives! He used a dragon puppet to bring the story to life. He was so convincing that he didn't even look at the book that he was reading. I intend to write a grant so that all the teachers in my district can receive a copy of this wonderful book as well as a puppet for my husband's fire department. We need a new approach to fire safety and children of all ages love dragons! Great book!
sprowse on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A little girl is playing outside when she runs into a dragon. they become friends and play at the beach and eventually convince the girl's mother to let the dragon come over for tea. They sprinkle pepper and the dragon sneezes; fire catches on the curtains and they rush outside to a previously decided meeting spot. No Dragons For Tea is an educational book for teaching kids what to do in the event of a fire. The use of rhyming makes the book seem more flourished but not necessary and I found that Pendziwol had a great idea in writing this book. Kids will like the dragon and the fantasy aspect of inviting a dragon to play and grown-ups will love that their kids are learning while having fun. At the end of the book is a checklist of facts about fire and what to do in the event of one. In all, I vote this book a great learning tool but not the greatest literary experience.
krf76 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I gave this book 5 stars because it is a really great teaching tool and this illustrations are bright and colorful. I can remember having a fire plan in elementary school. I think you could use this not old to teach fire safety, but to teach about diversity and being nice to "people" no matter what they look like.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We were surprised when reading this book how wonderful it was for our 3 and 5 year old. We checked it out from the library just on a whim...and loved it! A must read when teaching the respect and such about fire! And fun illustrations!