A Poor Excuse for a Dragon
"Punchy dialogue and compact sentences should make this a read-aloud delight."—Publishers Weekly
"Part-slapstick, part-fairy tale, the gently humorous plot has enough twists and turns to keep newly independent readers engaged."—School Library Journal
Fred the dragon has a list of tasks he must complete in order to be a successful dragon—none of which comes naturally. But he's determined to make #5—eat people—work. Before you can say "pass the salt" he's gobbled up three people even though he doesn't have the stomach for it. Luckily a local shepherd, with the help of a giant and a witch, knows how to cure what ails him and get those pesky people out of his belly. It's happily-ever-after for everyone in ways you'd never expect.
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A POOR EXCUSE FOR A DRAGONUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Fred learns how to be true to himself and still be a dragon. When Fred leaves his parents for the first time, his plans to be a ferocious dragon hit a snag. First Mrs. Green, the frog, mocks his roar ... Read full review