PreS-Gr 3-A formulaic look into human emotions. Destiny the dragon is on her way home when her ship capsizes, sending her into the Oceans of Emotions. Here, creatures with names such as Calamity and Griefy Grouper give her advice on finding her way home. Along the way, the dragon grapples with confusion, fear, sadness, anger, and pain; these feelings are each accompanied by a mini-lesson on emotion. For example, Pufferfish explains to the dragon that, "Whenever you feel pain or hurt it means you are learning an important lesson." When she is frightened, Minnow tells her that, "Fear is faith returning...Face and embrace your fears...And you will be filled with faith and confidence in life." These messages, while positive, will be confusing for young readers. Yet Destiny easily absorbs each lesson and is consequently reunited with her family. The green and fuchsia dragon, a cartoon rendering superimposed onto computer-generated ocean backdrops, stands out in the illustrations. Three-D glasses enhance the illusion of swimming fish and rolling waters and are the only attraction in this poorly written book.-Lisa Gangemi Krapp, formerly at Sousa Elementary School, Port Washington, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.