Return of the Underwear Dragon by Scott Rothman, illustrated by Pete Oswald

Return of the Underwear Dragon by Scott Rothman, illustrated by Pete Oswald. Random House Studio, 2021. 9780593119921

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Format: Hardcover

What did you like about the book? Following the knighthood of Sir Cole, he seeks out his own assistant knight (this book is a sequel). Overwhelmed by his applicants, he sets out for a walk, which leads him to believe that the reason the underwear dragon previously entered and attacked the kingdom is because the underwear dragon couldn’t read the signs saying not to do these things. Sir Cole sets out to find the underwear dragon and teach him to read. A very cute book set to inspire kids to read and look for the reasons behind people’s actions.

Anything you didn’t like about it? Not a thing

To whom would you recommend this book? Ages 4-8

Who should buy this book? Elementary schools, especially literacy teachers, and  librarians

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Vicky Tandy, Athol Public Library, Athol MA 

Date of review: December 3, 2021

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