Me and My Dragon: Scared of Halloween – written and illustrated by David Biedrzycki

51mzvoexghl Me and My Dragon: Scared of Halloween – written and illustrated by David Biedrzycki, Charlesbridge, 9781580896597, 2013

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review3

Genre: Picture book (holidays)

What did you like about the book? As a fun sequel to Me and My Dragon, a boy explores the one thing he and Dragon do not have in common: a love of Halloween!  Dragon is scared by everything having to do with the holiday so the boy sets out to show him how much fun it can be.  This is a sweet and silly story of a friendship and finding a way to compromise.  The illustrations are the strongest of this picture book as each page reveals new expressions and full, colorful surroundings.

Anything you didn’t like about it? The text is a little too straightforward to make it a thrilling read.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Readers who enjoy other silly, imaginative books such as Jodi Moore’s When a Dragon Moves In.  Also recommended for readers/pre-readers who enjoy examining the illustrations.

Who should buy this book? Childrens’ library collections (public and school)

Where would you shelve it ? Picture book collection

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Melissa McCleary, Pembroke Public Library, Pembroke, MA

Date of reviewOctober 28, 2016

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