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That Pesky Dragon - Julie Sykes

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Paperback: 32 pages / Publisher: Hodder Children's Books / Published: 19 Jun 2008 / Language: English

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      31.07.2013 18:20
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      A fun and quirky read

      A fun farm tale
      This is a lovely, fun book that my daughter received over a year ago now, and is still getting read at the odd bedtime. It is currently for sale on amazon for £4.49, but as always there are cheaper versions if you shop around. It is a large, square, soft cover book written by Julia Sykes and illustrated by Melanie Williamson.

      The story is about a girl called Izzy who lives on a farm with the usual animals - cows, chickens, cats - oh, and a dragon! Throughout the book, the dragon roars away but Izzy isn't allowed to go and investigate as, as we all know, dragons are very dangerous animals. Even from afar, the dragon causes all sorts of problems for the family, scaring the animals and all sorts of things on the farm. But still Izzy isn't allowed to go and take a look.

      However there is a twist in the tale and it turns out the dragon isn't so pesky after all...

      A little bit different ...
      This is a fun book which is very modern and reminds me of the Charlie and Lola books, as the illustrations are big and bold and have a two-dimensional look. Although the illustrations are unusual and quirky, they are enjoyable for young ones to look at and my daughter seems to really like looking at the pictures and listening to the story. It is a bit of a silly story but of course that is usually the appeal when it comes to stories for children.

      In summary
      Overall I would recommend this book. It's fun, quirky and different and it has definitely caught the attention of my little girl. As she has only just turned 3, I reckon we should get a few more years out of it yet.


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