Hebert, J. J. Weepy the Dragon. Illustrated by Ed Jones. Book Review.

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The illustrations in this picture book are absolutely wonderful. Weepy, the dragon, is an endearing character. Jones effectively demonstrates the little dragon’s dilemma.

The theme is be yourself and find people who appreciate you as you are. The author, Hebert, effectively uses the structure of three to tell Weepy’s story.

There are a few spots where the language blogs down. It would benefit from some pruning. Excessive wordiness slows down the pace.

Children can identify with the main character and would care deeply for him. Since the dragon was repeatedly called a coward, I was hoping he would show courage in an unexpected way.

This is an enjoyable story (though not very original) which will generate good discussion.


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