Monday, February 4, 2013

Review #1393 When a Dragon Moves in by Jodi Moore

Book Review #1393
When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore, illustrated by Howard McWilliams
Rating: two stars (out of four)

I really enjoyed the illustrations - they were realistic and yet cartoonish. The little boy's antics were often amusing, (though they could be distasteful at times) and he obviously was blaming his imaginary dragon for his deeds. But while it was fun and games for most of the book, I did find it a little distasteful...I wouldn't want kids to get the bright idea they could do whatever and not take any of the blame. They need to realize this book is fantasy and then it's an appropriately fun story. But I did like the book. It started off a little like If You Give A Mouse A Cookie and I was worried it was going to be a spin-off, but it wasn't. I might recommend.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I was just looking at this for my 5-year-old son. The pictures are what first caught my eye too. I ended up spending that $17 on a hardback copy of Jane Yolen's new picture book instead (also with a dragon).