Saturday, May 2, 2015

This Librarian's Quick Picks: Dragonbreath -- Knight-napped!

Dragonbreath Knight napped by Ursula Vernon book coverDragonbreath: Knight-napped!
by Ursula Vernon
Dial Books (January 6, 2015)
Fantasy chapter book


Danny’s super-annoying cousin Spencer has been kidnapped by knights, every dragon’s worst enemy. After briefly enjoying the peace, Danny and friends go to his rescue.

Why You'll Love It:
  • My kiddos at school are always excited about a new Dragonbreath addition. It's a no-brainer.
  • Okay, still need convincing? Ursula Vernon’s witty passages will have readers chuckling. The description of Danny’s cousin is particularly funny: “If there had been a world championship for Most Annoying Cousin, Spencer would win every time. Then he’d whine until somebody carried the trophy for him.”
  • Appealing comic-book-style illustrations appear throughout, enhancing the humor. For example, Wendell explains the composition of the moat that surrounds the castle by pointing to a visual aid labeled glop, ooze, and mafia informant.
Who Should Read It:

Great for grades 2-5.

What Else You Should Read:

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