A brave young boy with a great imagination believes the cranky fire-breathing dragons living in the woods by his house would not be so grouchy if only they could have a cuddle and a restful nap! Armed with his trusty pup and a wagon full of toasty blankets and hot cocoa he sets off to catch them, calm them, and tame them to sleep! I must admit, upon first read of this book, the text felt disjointed and nonsensical; However, I am so very glad I read this book a second time! “Goodnight, Dragons” is an absolutely fantastic story, and it is truly a different kind of book than so many others out there, thanks to Roth’s writing. Beautifully poetic, flowery and fantastic in all the right places, reading this book is like stepping into a dream. The illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre are gentle and sweet and my daughter smiled from ear to ear the dragon’s expressions morphed from ferocious fire breathers to grouchy grumps to hot chocolate-sipping, thumb-sucking sleepyheads. She thought the dragon tamer boy was brave and fun. An added bonus of this story is that it puts your child in the mood for hot chocolate and a nap!
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book from the San Francisco Book Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Title: Goodnight, Dragons [padded board book]
Author: Judith Roth
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Release Date: 2015-01-06