Book Review: That Pesky Dragon

Title: That Pesky Dragon
Author: Julie Sykes
Illustrator: Melanie Williamson
Hardback: 28 pagesPublisher: Tiger Tales Books 2007ISBN-10: 1-58925-069-9ISBN-13: 978-1-58925-069-7
Ages: 5 and Up

On Izzie's Dad's farm there were some goats, cows, sheep, chickens, dogs, cats and a dragon. It roared fiercely and that's how they all knew it was a dragon. They didn't dare look at it because it was too dangerous. Every morning the roar of the dragon would awaken Izzie.

The farmer did not like this dragon's roar. It made the eggs the chickens laid rock hard, and the cows milk had become yogurt. Izzie wanted to see the dragon, she thought it seemed sad. The next morning the farm was awakened by the dragon. The air smelled of toast thought Izzie, but it was the farmers prize wheat that was burning.

The farmer and his wife were to afraid to ask the dragon to leave, so they decided to call Remove-A-Dragon. Izzie pleaded that the dragon must be hurt and needs some help. She ran towards the dragon in spite of the farmers warning. You will have to read the story to see if Izzie is eaten by the dragon or if she saves the dragon.

This book is a very funny read. Kids will be excited to turn the page. They will actually feel everything that Izzie does for this poor little dragon. Parents and teachers can use this book in reference to a lost child looking for its parents.