Sunday, July 3, 2016

Book Review: Training Tips From a Dragon

I saw the book A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans by Laurence Yep and Joanne Ryder advertised online and my first thought was how cute!  So, on a trip to the library I decided to pick up the book.  It is a cute book!  The story focuses on a dragon named Miss Drake and her young pet...I mean girl, Winnie.  The role reversal in this book works well and the training tips that title every chapter provide a backdrop for the part of the story you are about to read.

Miss Drake's last pet, Winnie's Great Aunt Amelia, has passed away and her fortune and huge house has been given to Winnie's mother.  Miss Drake is not so thrilled when she first meets Winnie because of how rude she appears. Though who could blame Winnie for being skeptical of a dragon living beneath her house.

The reader soon finds out that Winnie has lost her father and that her mother has made a habit of constantly moving around to avoid the chance that her own father might take Winnie away.  Miss Drake soon begins to realize just how much Winnie misses her father.  She soon begins to warm up to Winnie.

They have several adventures including a trip to a store in the clouds for Magicals (any creatures of magic), rounding up all the mystical creatures that escaped from Winnie's magical sketchbook, which involves a scouting trip to a fair for Magicals.  

This book is the first in a series.  To read an excerpt, click here.

1 comment:

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