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Who’s ready for a complete change of pace? I’ve been covering the serious drama of Harry Potter, so now to some sweet silliness from the author/illustrator of Captain Underpants!

Dragon Tales is a chapter book for kids just learning to read. The title character is a little blue dragon who feels lonely and searches for a friend. (This is Dav Pikley, so the pun is definitely intended!) Due to the prank of a mischievous snake, Dragon thinks a lowly apple has agreed to be his friend. The plot is too simple for me to say any more without giving away the ending, except it will bring a smile to children’s faces.

This is a fun read with cute, cartoon-style illustration. The vocabulary works for the task of building reading skills, and the concepts are good for the age of the reader. Some fans of Captain Underpants may find this book lacks that naughty spark. Others may appreciate its lack.

If you have kids or grand-kids in Kindergarten or First Grade, this is a good choice for you.

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