bookspacePhoto of readermy comments
 home > bookspace > my comments > comment: the trouble with dragons /
Subscribe via RSS 
The trouble with dragons
Debi Gliori
Easy Picture Book GLIORI

Comments  Summary  Reviews  Author Notes

From Publishers' Weekly:

Gliori's (No Matter What) heedless, self-centered dragons think they can treat the earth like a doormat: they overconsume and overpopulate, and they "chop down the forests/ which melts both the Poles/ and punctures the atmosphere/ full of big holes." And as if that's not enough to turn readers green (in a good way, of course), Gliori pulls out the big visual guns: why, that's Santa himself, standing in the puddle that was once his home--and all the waterlogged presents are floating away! Gliori's impressive gifts are finely showcased: her flair for detailed, dramatic landscapes, her ability to create characters that are cute but still emotionally authentic, her conversational writing style that scores points without sounding preachy. It all adds up to a work that's both sobering and encouraging: showing chastened dragons joyfully reconciled with civil society, she writes, "There's enough to go round if we all share." To the rapidly proliferating genre of environmentally conscious kids' books, this is a noteworthy addition. Ages 3-6. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:
This review is not available

Be the first to add a comment! Share your thoughts about this title. Would you recommend it? Why or why not?

Question about returns, requests or other account details?
 Add a Comment
Submission Guidelines

Find this title in the Library Catalog
Find this title in the Library Catalog

more titles about

recent comments
hcl mobile app
Facebook Twitter Tumblr YouTube Vimeo Flickr Federal Depository Library Federal
Hennepin County Government Hennepin
© 2014  Hennepin County Library12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Comments and Feedback    |    RSS