Wednesday, August 3, 2016

­čîčREVIEW: "Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library" by Julie Gassman and Andy Elkerton (Childrens Fiction, Picture book)

Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library
by Julie Gassman and Andy Elkerton

Publisher: Capstone Young Readers
Genre: Childrens Fiction, Picture book
Publication Date: August 1st 2016

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Description from Publisher:
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.
My Rating:
My Musings:
I didn't know exactly what to expect when I started reading this, but really appreciated how well it explained the various things you can do at a library. It's also explained in a fun, rhyming way that young kids will easily understand.

The illustrations are really colorful and varied, which I thought was lovely. Not only are there different dragons, but the people/children are different as well. One in particular that stood out to my son (3.5) was of a boy in a wheelchair looking at some books. My son excited pointed out the "Little boy in the train car" and asked me why he was "riding" it. It was a nice teaching moment about wheelchairs, but still subtle enough that it was obvious how that boy was just like the other kids. :)

This was whimsical, but educational, and is definitely a story we'll be reading again!

My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher for an honest, unbiased review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is my 100% own.

About the Author
Julie Gassman grew up in South Dakota. After college, she traded in small-town life for the world of magazine publishing in New York City. Julie now lives in southern Minnesota with her husband and their three children.
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About the Author: Andy Elkerton
After three years studying illustration at Art College, Andy suddenly found himself working in the computer games industry; at a time when computers and consoles were little more than dancing calculators! In 2003, after fifteen years as a games artist, he went back to his illustrative roots and tried his hand at becoming a children's book illustrator. Luckily his hand seemed pretty good at it, and since then he has worked in the fields of picture books, ELT, advertising, television, and character design. His long list of clients includes Usborne Publishing, Franklin Watts, OUP, Scholastic, Hachette, MacMillan, Dreamworks, Ferrero-Kinder, Nestle, Hit Entertainment, and Hasbro. He has also been nominated twice in the prestigious Language Learner Literature Awards.

Andy likes doing pictures that are bright, colourful, and imaginative. Oh, and Monsters...he likes doing Monsters!

He currently lives in the town of Oban, on the West coast of Scotland, with his wife and three "test subjects" (little kids).
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