When a Dragon Moves In

When a Dragon Moves In


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979974670
Publisher: Flashlight Press
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 178,805
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 5 - 7 Years

About the Author

Jodi Moore is a freelance magazine writer and has worked as chief contributing editor of the Promo Network. She lives in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. Howard McWilliam is the illustrator of the critically acclaimed I Need My Monster. He was chosen as National Young Cartoonist of the Year at the age of 12. A regular cover artist for the Week magazine, he also illustrates for the Sunday Telegraph, Moneyweek, and Outdoor Life.

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When a Dragon Moves in 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
¿If you build a perfect sandcastle, a dragon will move in. He¿ll settle in all cozy and peep at you from inside¿and you¿ll wonder how you ever got so lucky.¿There are a lot of advantages to have your own dragon. Bullies won¿t bother you and you¿ll have your own built-in marshmallow toaster. Still, there are also problems.Amazing illustrations that are both smart and silly make this book a great read.
asomers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute story along the lines of Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie series. Could be used as a mentor text to inspire kids creative writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cute, imaginative story with great pictures, very colorful.
JessieRT More than 1 year ago
I had bought this book because it made the NY Times best kids book list. And, it has become one of my family's favorites! The narrative is great to read and listen-to, and the illustrations are beautiful. The kids see the book from one perspective, and the adults another. I have already bought this as a Christmas gift for all the 4-5yr olds in our lives.
Cashmom More than 1 year ago
Recently purchased this book for my son! Great illustrations and an adorable story...frequently requested in our house at bedtime!
SFC_Magazine More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by: Roxanne Werner Synopsis: A little boy and his family spend a relaxing day at the beach until a dragon moves into the boy's sandcastle. At first, the boy enjoys his new friend. The dragon toasts marshmallows, flies a kite and scares away bullies. Things start to go wrong when the boy tries to convince his family that there is a dragon. No one believes him and he must take the blame for the dragon's pranks. Overall thoughts: Jodi Moore's debut book is a whimsical look at family life and a little boy's need for attention. The large red dragon, portrayed vividly by Howard McWilliam's illustrations, is both mischievous and lovable. The reader is left to decide if the dragon is real or only a product of a boy's vivid imagination. McWilliam's artwork provides reasonable explanations for the dragon's antics, if we choose to take them. But perhaps on a warm summer day, it's more fun to let our imaginations run wild, and believe that if we build a perfect sandcastle, a dragon will move in. Moore has built the perfect story for a child's imagination to move in.
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Kimmiepoppins More than 1 year ago
WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN is a masterful tale of imagination and emotion. We all know what it feels like to need a little extra attention: to have our inner Dragon rear his head and demand to be notice. Jodi Moore captures this childhood experience perfectly. Vibrant illustrations by Howard McWIlliam combined with Moore's humor and thoughtfulness, will have your child pulling this book off the shelf every night.