EXCERPT: ‘Are you going dragon hunting?’ I ask.
‘I want to,’ says the knight. ‘But my brothers say I’m too small, so I’m just reading about them instead.’
‘Well, two small knights are easily as good as one big one,’ I say. ‘Let’s go together.’
ABOUT ‘HOW TO CATCH A DRAGON’: Albie’s visit to the library quickly turns into an amazing adventure when he makes a new Knightly friend among the bookshelves.
The brave friends set off on a daring quest where they meet trolls, bears, and a mysterious many headed monster . . . but will they be able to catch a dragon?
MINE AND LUKE’S THOUGHTS: An excellent read! There are so many topics for discussion in this beautifully illustrated book from the creators of the award winning How to Grow a Dinosaur.
The story itself is delightful. Luke loved that the library Albie visits is in a castle and that Sir Cuthbert Clinkety-Clanks horse found a book about carrots.
There is lots to talk about as you read, such as facing your fears, and looking after one another.
The illustrations are bright, colourful and detailed. We kept saying, ‘Oh, look at that…..’
A definite winner!
THE AUTHOR: Caryl Hart is an award-winning children’s author who writes picture books and young fiction.
She lives in Sheffield, England with her family and loves running, walking, cafes and snuggling. Her favourite place is the library because it’s warm and full of books.
Caryl runs creative literacy workshops in schools, libraries and for festivals.
DISCLOSURE: Luke owns this copy of How to Catch a Dragon by Caryl Hart, illustrated by Ed Eaves, and published by Simon & Schuster UK.