Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Children's Book Review: The Boy and the Dragon By Eric Ode, Illus. by Jim Harris


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Pelican Publishing, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


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With my daughter's age, she's not reading very many 'supernatural' books, but how about a dragon book? After all, dragons aren't real.....

the boy and the dragon cover


Synopsis: 




A hilarious journey with the silliest of knights!


This is the tale of three knights and a boy who travels east, in search of a horrid and hideous beast that has been terrorizing towns far and wide. After much journeying with his trusty mandolin, the boy finally encounters the nasty dragon. Can the boy succeed in outwitting this dragon? Young readers will delight in finding out.

Review:
This is an adorable book- one that calls for much singing and prancing about! Miss Grace LOVED the tale of how a simple boy was smarter than 3 knights, and who by his talent, saved the day! Jim is one of our favorite illustrators, so no surprise the book's illustrations are lovely! If you're looking for a great reading book for a 1st/2nd grader, they'll love this book!


The Boy and the Dragon sample



About the Author:
Eric Ode is an award-winning performing artist who carried his love of loopy word play into the classroom as an elementary teacher. After earning a master's degree in education technology, he hung up his teaching hat to travel the country. During his performances, Ode focuses on engaging even the youngest of learners with his collection of rollicking characters immortalized in poetry and song. He lives with his wife, Kim, and their two children, two dogs, and four chickens in western Washington. Check out his website- he has great resources involving his books for parents and teachers!


About the Illustrator:
Jim Harris is a prolific illustrator of children's books who employs great detail and humor in his artwork. His trademark style has earned him numerous awards, including a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators, the coveted Communication Arts' Award of Excellence, and the Colorado Children's Book Award. Harris has also written and illustrated a long list of children's books, including Dinosaur's Night Before Christmas and The Three Little Dinosaurs, both published by Pelican Publishing Company. Check out his website for more fun too~




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