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Puff, the Magic Dragon (Book & CD)
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Puff, the Magic Dragon (Book & CD)
Advantages: Fantastic children's story inspired by the orignal song
Disadvantages: My children ask me to play the c.d over and over and over..... lol
This wonderful children's book was inspired by Peter Yarrow (from Peter, Paul and Mary) to use this song to create a story.
The book is a paperback book on a fairly largish scale with a picture of 'Puff' the green dragon on the front towards the back the picture of the dragon carries on with little Jackie Paper playfully sliding down his tail.
~*~*~ The Story ~*~*~
The story is a simple but easy one, Puff the Magic Dragon lived by the sea in a place called Honalee. He befriends a little boy called Jackie Paper who brings him lots of things such as string and sealing wax and together they share some great adventures.
The story goes on that they go travelling on a boat and meet noble Kings and Princes and Pirates would lower their flag whenever Puff roared out his name.
However, like most things little Jackie Paper grew up and no longer wanted to play silly games with Puff and no longer came to visit and Puff became lonely and withdrew into his cave never to come out again....or so we thought....a lovely little girl befriends Puff the Magic Dragon and Puff is happy as he has a new friend and a playmate once again.
~*~*~ The Illustrations ~*~*~
The one thing I love about all children's books is the illustrations that are used to bring the story/stories to life.
The illustrations in this book were done by Eric Puybaret, having done some research it appears that this man has had more than 20 books of his own published in his native France.
The Sunday Times said that Puybarets' atmospheric paintings give new life to the old Peter, Paul and Mary song and I whole heartedly agree.
~*~*~ The C.d ~*~*~
My kids love the c.d that comes with this book and sometimes they ask that I put the c.d on even when we aren't reading the book.
The c.d has the original version of Puff the Magic Dragon as well as three other songs recorded by Peter Yarrow with Bethany and Rufus.
~*~*~ My Thoughts ~*~*~
I grew up with this song being played by both of my parents and reading this wonderful story to my children brings back such happy memories.
There is a c.d that is included with this book and when we play it and read the story together the look of excitement and wonder on the faces of my children as they wonder whether or not Puff really does exist just makes my heart melt.
~*~*~ Information ~*~*~
The authors of this book are Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton.
ISBN: 978-0-230-70381-0 and is reasonably priced at £6.99
We bought this new from Waterstone's when they had a deal on, I think the offer was 3 books for 2 back towards the latter part of last year.
You should be able to pick this book up from the library, charity shop or Amazon for a reasonable price.
Summary: A must for every childrens book shelf
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