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How to be friends with a dragon
Gorbachev, Valeri.
Easy Picture Book GORBACH

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Young Simon "loved everything about dragons." But when it comes to achieving his ultimate goal-as articulated by the title-he must rely on his older sister, Emma, for pointers. "If you ever meet a dragon, don't show that you are scared of him," she decrees, as Gorbachev (Shhh!) offers a splendid watercolor-and-ink image of Simon's first encounter with a supersized green beast that breathes fire but has kindly eyes. If readers think that the story's going to be Simon's show after that, they're in for a strange ride. Emma continues to issue a long list of befriending instructions; Simon assents to each one, though he is often seen breaking the rules in the illustrations, swinging from the dragon's tail or waking him up with a poke to the nose. The dragon, who lives in a stately castle and wears a chef's apron when he fries eggs in his mouth, indeed seems like a friend worth courting. But with Emma controlling the strings, Simon's fantasy feels more like a marionette show than something he owns. Ages 4-7. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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