É Raising Dragons É Download by ô Jerdine Nolen Show Me winnerI do love that it features a Dark skinned protagonist and the plot has absolutely NOTHING to do with RACE yay Picture books that feature protagonists or any character who is different seeing impaired, hearing impaired, black, Asian, middle eastern, pacific islander, hispanic, other, LGBTQ , handicapped, special needs, etc where this element of the character DOES NOT affect the plot are too few, in my opinion. the story of a young girl who lives with her parents on a farm and one day, find a dragon s egg The egg eventually hatches and she names the dragon, Hank, who grows up and helps out her family on the farm The ending is very sweet It was one of the word ier of the winners, so it would be better for probably a 2nd grade readi Stole My Heart Black girl magic at its finest I wish people knew about this book, but I think 18 year old picture books have a hard time making it to the diverse books lists The narration sounds a little American rural without being overdone or stereotyped, and it s just lovely to watch this gal s click moment about her destiny when she discovers a dragon egg on her family farm I also admire her quiet self assurance and competence in her chosen vocation. We just rediscovered our copy of this book which had been packed away in an unopened box from our last house move , much to my six year old s joy and to my joy, too It s just such a wonderfully fun book, on the older end of picture books I think we got this when my son was 4, and he still loves it now as a six year old, but my almost two year old is still too young for it there s too much complicated text for him to follow The voice of the heroine is so, so strong and funny and compelling, and the whole story is just the best kind of fun, as a girl whose father has farming in his blood finds her own vocation dragon raising With hilarious and wonderful results, like the best and funniest and sweetest kind of tall tale Perfect for any little kids, and fun for the adults who get to read it out loud, too A farm girl with a gift for storytelling recounts how she came to raise a dragon named Hank. The girl s story is rich with detail Ma bakes eel potpies for Hank, Hank pops a field of corn with his breath and when you think Hank and the girl s friendship might be headed for a Puff the Magic Dragon style goodbye, it takes a sweet turn It s also worth mentioning that, like Corduroy and The Snowy Day, Raising Dragons one of those rare children s books in which a black child gets to just be a kid a dragon raising kid It s delightful and magical, and my kid says she d give it 10 stars. A book my 6 yr old as well as my twin 3 yr olds loved A solid reading level 1 book, this cute story keeps all ages engaged with the bright colorful pictures and cute story A great addition to any children s library.
This was my favourite book when I was a kid I got it as a birthday present from the library, and then I insisted that my mother actually get it for me She read it to me quite a few times back in the day. Good memories from this. SUMMARY A young girl lives on a farm Her parents raise many different farm animals and crops One day, they discover an extremely large egg The girl waits for it to hatch and discovers it is a dragon She takes care of the baby dragon but her parents believe it doesn t belong on the farm The little girl and dragon help with the farm duties and prove her skeptical parents wrong Eventually, she brings the dragon to live with other dragons. PERSONAL RESPONSE I was pleasantly surprised while I read this book At first, I thought it was going to be just another children s book about dragons, but I love the way the author wrote about duties on a farm, raising pet even untraditional pets and the work required to keep up with a farm I enjoyed looking at the illustrations They were simple but look like they were done by an artist, most likely a painter. This story is very intriguing about Raising Dragons, but it does drag on It allows children to consider what it would be like having a dragon as a pet It is a long book, but can still be age appropriate for circle time readings for younger children The plot is interesting and rich The style of the language sounds like a child is literally the one telling the story The characters are very real in how the mom and dad react to the dragon being the little girls pet The illustrations are bright and colorful They correspond to the text, and help keep the children interested in the story there are a lot of words to a page, so children might start to lose interest half way through the page The illustrations do enhance the story though The characters This is a thoughtful story about how a little girl judging from the pictures, I d place her age at 6 or so, but her actions in the book seem to put her closer to 8 or 9 even considering that fantasy characters get a lot freedom than real kids learned that Raising Dragons was in her blood. There isn t any tragedy in this book The unnamed girl closest we get to a name is Cupcake , but that s probably not intended to be her real name talks about the great things her dragon does, but there s nothing to scare or upset the little ones The worst thing that happens is that her dragon becomes popular, so she decides to bring him home and even then, it s clear he comes back to visit. It s a really good book Very vivid, colorful illustrations, realistic dialog, and a charming story. There are a few things you might want to take note of. The narrator doesn When A Dragon Hatches On Her Pa S Farm, A Young Girl Finds A Best Friend At First Ma And Pa Are Wary Of Hank, But It S Not Long Before They See Him As Their Daughter Does And Welcome The Baby Dragon Into Their Family As It Turns Out, Hank Is Not Cut Out For Farm Life, But Still, He Warms The Hearts Of Those Around Him And Leaves A Legacy That No One Will Ever Forget