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Zog - Julia Donaldson
Advantages: Cute story with a message
We seem to read quite a lot of Julia Donaldson books in our house but thats because they are so good. They are fun, short stories that I find really capture the imagination of little ones and are books that they want to read again and again. This is true of Zog, one of my little girls favourite books.
From the back of the book, "Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone, flying into trees and even setting his own wing on fire. Wille he ever win a golden star? Zog is a really cute, friendly looking dragon who is in dragon school learning all the things that dragons can do. For example, he and his friends learn how to fly, how to roar and how to breath fire, all the things that dragons need to do. Along the way Zog encounters a few problems but he is helped by the friendly Princess Pearl. When it comes to the point where Zog needs to capture a princess, Pearl steps in and helps out her new friend. This is the part of the book I love as Pearl doesn't want to be a regular princess, she wants to be a doctor and help to fix people. I think this is a wonderful profession for a little girl to want to be and I actually love reading this book to my little girl as I want her to know that there are limitless options open to her out in the big wide world and being a doctor is a great thing for a little girl to want to be.
The book is written in a wonderful rhyming way, just like a lot of Julia Donaldson's books and I find this makes it really easy to read as the words flow off the page and its also a frat way to remember the book. We are often quoting little lines from this book in our everyday life which I think is fun.
The Illustrations are wonderfully done again as usual with Julia Donaldson books by Axel Scheffler. He really brings Zog alive and the pages of the forest are wonderfully colourful and bright and it feels as if you are in the story when you are enjoying it.
We have the paperback version which costs £6.99.