Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Title: Granny's Dragon
Author: Lisa McCourt
Illustrator: Cyd Moore
Publisher: Dutton Children's Books
Ages: 4-8

It's time for bed, and one little girl has a very big problem: there's a monster in her room. Luckily, Granny has a plan -- a very big plan. Monsters are no match for Granny's dragon!

Why you should read it:
I picked this book by it's cover and title. Granny's Dragon seemed like it would be a cool story about one tough Granny and one tough dragon. I was wrong. What I did discover in this story is one sweet grandmother who helps her granddaughter get over her fear of going to bed by inventing a powerful monster-fighting dragon to guard her against the creatures she thinks lurks behind her bedroom door. I liked some of the story line, like when Granny says she's going to make a delicious monster stew, but the overall story just seemed to be lacking some essential hook for me to connect with the story on a deeper level. Might appeal to the very young or the older child that is really struggling with bedtime issues.

Like-o-meter Rating scale**: 3 out of 5...take it or leave it.

**Rating scale**

 5 out of 5...grab it!

 4 out of 5...think about it.

 3 out of 5...take or leave it.

 2 out of 5...maybe not for you.

 1 out of 5...forget about it!

Blurb:Addie comes from a long line of readers or "story catchers" as her family likes to call themselves. Every time Addie tries to catch a story on her own the wiggly words play tricks on her. She tries different ways to make those words sit still but it will take a little faith for Addie to become the next STORY CATCHER.

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  1. Love the cover and the story sounds cool :)

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed the review. This is not a book I would permanently add to my own home library but I'm sure there would be plenty of readers out there who would find this story perfect for them!

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