George and the Dragon

by Chris Wormell

A mighty dragon living in a deep dark cave has a little problem: a mouse. For all... read more

A mighty dragon living in a deep dark cave has a little problem: a mouse. For all his bluster and bravado, all his fierceness and fire, the dragon is terrified of mice. There’s a lot of buildup and very little plot to Christopher Wormell’s surprisingly satisfying story. But in a handful of sentences crafted from well-chosen words, he creates plenty of suspense and a delightful climax that will have young children hanging on every word. Expansive pages spreads allowed the author/illustrator to emphasize the largeness of the dragon, and the delicacy of the mouse by comparison. (Ages 4–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2007

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