Monday, May 28, 2012
HOW TO BE FRIENDS WITH A DRAGON- Valeri Gorbachev
Simon is a little boy who loves anything dragon- dragon toys, dragon books, and drawing dragons. One day, he decides he would like a dragon for a friend. He is not quite sure, however, about how to be friends with a dragon, so he asks his sister, Emma, for a little advice. She has plenty, including, among other things-- don't let the dragon know you are scared (Simon doesn't think he will be scared because he loves dragons!), don't say his ancestors look frightening when the dragon shows you his family pictures, and don't poke a stick in his nose while he's sleeping,
A really sweet book about friendship with a little bit of a surprise at the end. Perfect for initiating a discussion about friendship during the first few weeks of school, or just sharing in a "Friends" basket in a primary grade classroom. I could also see using it as a mentor text for "list books" or specificity in an third or fourth grade classroom.
Review copy provided by publisher.