Dragon in the School, Dora and Friends. A Little Golden Book. Adapted by Mary Tillworth. Illustrated by Dan Haskett and Brenda Goddard. Book Review.

This book is based on the teleplay Dragon in the School by Chris Gifford. I can only hope that the teleplay is better than the book. The story is choppy and confusing. It refers to things in the television show that unnecessarily disrupt the flow. It is in desperate need of an edit.

The concept is simple and suitable for preschool children. The wizard is stealing dragons instead of trying to be their friend. Dora teaches him to respect the animals. I do think this could have been expanded on and made clearer.

The illustrations are typical Little Golden Book quality.

Save your money and buy a better book.

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Bonnie Ferrante: Books For All Ages

2 thoughts on “Dragon in the School, Dora and Friends. A Little Golden Book. Adapted by Mary Tillworth. Illustrated by Dan Haskett and Brenda Goddard. Book Review.

    • Thank you so much. It’s a lot of work but gratifying to know some people value it. It is a good exercise for me as well and, hopefully, helps me to improve my own writing.

      Also, I guess that’s the teacher in me. I feel very disappointed when I read a stack of 5 star reviews for a book that wasn’t ready for publication. They aren’t doing readers a favor of course, but the writer is being stunted as well.

      As a former teacher-librarian, I know that every book purchased needs to be top notch. Parents, teachers, and librarians all have tight book budgets.

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