If a boy builds a perfect sandcastle on the beach, he can expect a dragon to move in, because it turns out that dragons simply can’t resist perfect sandcastles. So when the boy in Jodi Moore’s book manages to create an absolutely perfect sandcastle during a family outing, it’s a given that a dragon does indeed moves in. And what boy wouldn’t be thrilled to have his own personal dragon?
Dragons come with so many amenities, such as built-in marshmallow roasters, wings, and flappy tails. They make tolerable rafts, but one of their best features is that they’re a deterrent to castle-smashing bullies. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a problem with dragons. At least at first.
Jodi Moore has partnered with Howard McWilliam to create a truly delightful picture book. Vivid illustrations coupled with a diverting dilemma will bring out the snickers as you and your children share “When a Dragon Moves In” during reading time. If you’d like to get a peek at the fun, look it up locally at the Gail Borden, Schaumburg, Batavia, or Bartlett public libraries.
Publisher: Flashlight Press
Source of review copy: Gail Borden Public Library