The Tale of Custard the Dragon

The Tale of Custard the Dragon


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316590310
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 04/28/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 297,573
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Ogden Nash is considered one of the country's best-known writers of humorous poetry, admired for his clever rhymes and lyrical verse. He has written several books for children.

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Tale of Custard the Dragon 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Nautigal More than 1 year ago
A piece of my childhood, now available as a whole book of its own! I loved this tale as a child. Poor Custard the Dragon, ridiculed by his friends as a coward, finds his courage when Belinda needs him and is then happy to go back to being a coward again. Classic Ogden Nash styling, great fun for all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ecosborne on LibraryThing 2 days ago
Belinda lived in a house with a pet cat called ink a mouse called blink her dog called mustard and her pet dragon called custard. Now they were all so brave except for custard who just cried for a cage. One day a pirate appeared and the only one to keep his cool was custard who just ate up the pirate. afterwards custard went back to crying for a cage. This poem is about being brave when you usually aren't.
Elizabeth1977 on LibraryThing 2 days ago
This is a picture book about a little girl who has a dragon for a pet. The dragon was not very brave until an intruder came into the house. This book contains a lot of rhyming words, which sometimes don't make sense in the context of the story. The illustrations are very nice.
conuly on LibraryThing 2 days ago
I saw this in the store and had to pick it up. Ogden Nash had a real ear for language, I tell you. The story flows along at a nice, bouncy, evocative pace, and the illustrations complement it nicely.A few reviewers elsewhere have commented that they find the non-dragon characters mean-spirited - they "tickle Custard unmerciful", "rudely call him Percival", and after the danger is past and gone (gotta love a book where a dragon eats a pirate!) they declare that THEY were really braver than Custard after all!I see the point, though I see their teasing as more familial than mean-spirited. However, if this is a concern to you, you should definitely read the poem before buying the book - it's easy enough to find on Google.
paroof on LibraryThing 3 months ago
One of my favorite poems and one of my favorite children's illustrators together! I love this one!
tripleblessings on LibraryThing 3 months ago
The classic poem by Ogden Nash from 1936, with fresh playful illustrations by Lynn Munsinger. Good fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago