I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library by Julie Gassman
To be published on August 1, 2016.
Have you ever thought about bringing your dragon to the library? Don’t do it! You might have the best intentions, but that dragon will cause nothing but trouble. Using rhyming text and a diverse cast of characters, this charming picture book will provide some important and some not so important library etiquette in a very entertaining way.”
The premise of this book is cute. A little boy really wants to bring his dragon to the library to show off his favorite place, but of course the dragon wreaks havoc – taking up too much space at story time, starting books on fire when she becomes over excited while reading, etc.
But this book is written in a telling, rhyming, repetitive chorus kind of way instead of as actual story. The illustrations were great, and they went very well with the words, but the rhyming was very forced at times and difficult to read aloud.
It’s a book suited better to a younger audience (ages 2-4 maybe) who will be able to overlook the clunkiness of the words and appreciate the lyricalness of an adult reading to them or just enjoy the pictures. It does point of some of the rules and joys of the library, but I’m sure other books do that as well, and perhaps better.
My Rating: 3 stars
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