Do Not Take Your Dragon to Dinner

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Author: Julie Gassman
Illustrator: Andy Elkerton
Genre: Childrens
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Picture Windows book
Release Date: August 1, 2017

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Goodreads Synopsis: We know you shouldn’t take your dragon to the library, but what about taking him out to dinner? After all, dragons need to eat too! But with firey breath, flapping wings, and pointy spikes, that might not be a good idea!


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This was such a cute book. It’s a great way to talk about table manners and being respectful of those around us. I loved how dragons were added to give it an extra charming touch, adding more to this well written story.

My daughter decided that after reading this book and going through every scenario with me she wanted to read it all over again. I knew it was going to be one that she would enjoy reading often. She talked with me about all the things that went on, the wrongs and what was the right thing to do, how funny it was when the dragons didn’t realize they were making a mess. She was very much into this story, and really liked when the dragon was able to go back out again.

I found that it moved along easily and the illustrations made it so much fun. It wasn’t over the top, adding just the right amount for a child to understand the meaning behind it all and the want to help out the dragons become more mindful of their manners. It was just the right amount, not too long and not too short. I especially enjoyed the part where they were able to make a meal together and have fun with it while learning the proper etiquette of dining out.

This will definitely be one I add to my daughter’s collection once it is out. I am also looking forward to checking out more books written by Julie Gassman.

***I received this copy from Picture Windows Book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.***

1 Comment

  1. Esperanza Gailliard

    October 16, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Sounds like a wonderful read!


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