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Friday 13 November 2020

Review: Dragon!

What do you do if your good friend Sam has to move far, far away? 

Well, if you’re Lena and Luke (and you’ve already once found a Unicorn! and met a magical Mermaid!), there’s really only one thing to do…

Wish for a Dragon!

We held hands and wished together for something wide-winged and wonderful with room enough of three.

Oh boy, does Sam get a shock when Lena and Luka turn up on the back of a dragon. But fantastically fun times are had and the three friends get to spend time together again.

Dragon! is the third instalment in this magical series by Maggie Hutchings and Cheryl Orsini. All fans of magic, fantastical adventures and mystical mysteries will adore it! It symbolises possibility and imagination — it’s about believing in the impossible and making it happen with that special kind of ‘kid’ magic that parents don’t understand. 

In that way, when you read Dragon! (and the other books in the series), you feel as if you are reading about a secret world that Lena and Luka have discovered. It’s a special adventure that is sure to spark some fantastic imaginative play.

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. Cheryl Orsini’s illustrations are simply divine. Just look at that cover. How can you resist it? With added sparkle embellishments, it’s a cover that makes a big impression. Inside, every page is filled with joy. Stunning colours fill every page to the edges. And, of course, there’s lots of glorious dragon green.

I am in love with this picture book series. It is fun, imaginative and full of magic. 

Dragon! will make you believe in the impossible and the power of friendship. There’s no place in the world a friend can move that can’t be reached with the help of a special, scaly hero.

Title: Dragon!
Author: Maggie Hutchings
Illustrator: Cheryl Orsini
Publisher: Affirm Press, $19.99
Publication Date: 27 October 2020
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781925972931
For ages: 3 - 6
Type: Picture Book