Friday, February 15, 2013

The Reluctant Dragon

It's about time for a book review. I love to look back at the kids' reactions of books from last year (or maybe the year before) when I used to take time to do this.

As with many of our favorite reads this year, this suggestion came from Thing1's Writing With Ease Level 1 Workbook. When he has to listen to and copy from an excerpt, he usually wants to read the whole thing. This is the major reason I am considering using the workbook again next year.

The Reluctant Dragon [by Kenneth Grahame] is really a good story. It is about a boy who makes a friend with a dragon who is a nice dragon. St. George comes, and they talk it all out that he will get him where he has lots of layers of skin and scales during the fight. They had to fight because the villagers told St. George to come. When the fight was over, the boy came over to the dragon, and the dragon opened one eye and winked at him to tell him that he was okay. The villagers learned to not tell people that they need to fight when they do not know about the enemy.

I like the front of it because it has a good picture. I liked when St. George and the little boy took the dragon home. St. George and the dragon and the boy are all my favorite.

Also popular with Thing1 lately:
The Saturdays The Saturdays
Then There Were FiveThen There Were Five
The Basketball Mystery (The Boxcar Children Series #68)The Basketball Mystery

Sadly, he has run out of Happy Hollisters. He will have to reread the ones we have collected since the libraries around here don't carry them.

More popular books with Thing2:
The Berenstain Bears' Moving DayMoving Day
The Berenstain Bears and the Tic-Tac-Toe Mystery (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 3 Book)Tic-Tac-Toe Mystery
Flat TrackFlat Track

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