Where Is the Dragon?

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Gecko Press
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
11.2 X 8.4 X 0.4 inches | 0.88 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781776573110

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About the Author

Leo Timmers is one of Belgium's preeminent picture book authors, with a large and loyal following, whose Monkey on the Run was a New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Picture Book.

Reviews

"The king is having dreadful dragon nightmares.

He orders his three knights to go out into the dark night to save his realm--and, more importantly, to save him. The knights with their armor, their huge noses protruding from feathered helmets, some dangerous-looking metal weapons, and a single candle to light their way, are willing, if not eager, to obey. But they are operating under a severe disadvantage. They've never seen a dragon, and the king has only given them a few vague ideas about what the creatures might possibly look like. The knights take turns recounting the king's descriptions and searching the shadowy night. According to the king, dragons have thick, double-sided spikes. But wait; there is a dark shadow out there that looks just like that. With a candle to light the scene, they see a harmless bunch of long-eared rabbits sitting in a pile of carrots. And so it goes. All of Timmers' shadowy shapes fit the various descriptions suggested by the king, but each one, when lit, is something entirely benign and delightfully silly. But that final shape, dismissed by the knights, just might be the real thing. The text is translated from the original Dutch in a lilting Suessian singsong, with wonderful, surprising rhymes, and little readers and their grown-ups will have a great time combining their voices and giggling through the proceedings. Knights and king all present White.

A fun, goofy bedtime--or anytime--story."--starred, Kirkus Reviews

-- (2/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)