The Dragons Are Singing Tonight

by Jack Prelutsky and Peter Sís

The seventeen fast-paced, funny poems about dragons that comprise this collection... read more

The seventeen fast-paced, funny poems about dragons that comprise this collection are wonderfully illustrated in two-page color spreads that are as delightful as the poems themselves. The lively rhythms and pleasing rhymes make these verses a natural for memorization ("I'm tired of being a dragon, / Ferocious and brimming with flame, / The cause of unspeakable terror / When anyone mentions my name. / I'm bored with my bad reputation / For being a miserable brute, / And being routinely expected / To brazenly pillage and loot."), but Peter Sis' visual interpretations of each poem, filled with creativity and humor, will ensure that the book itself remains in the hands of readers long after they have memorized its contents. (Ages 8-11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1993

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