Not Your Typical Dragon

Not Your Typical Dragon

By Dan Bar-el; Tim Bowers (Illustrator)

Viking Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780670014026, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2013

Everybody knows your typical dragon breathes fire.
But when Crispin tries to breathe fire on his seventh birthday, fire doesn't come out only whipped cream Each time Crispin tries to breathe fire, he ends up with
teddy bears?
Crispin wonders if he ll ever find his inner fire. But when a family emergency breaks out, it takes a little dragon with not-so-typical abilities to save the day.
With wry humor and whimsical illustrations, Not Your Typical Dragon is the perfect story for any child who can't help feeling a little bit different.

About the Author
Dan Bar-el is an award-winning children's author, educator and storyteller. His writing includes both chapter books and picture books. Dan currently travels across the country, visiting schools and libraries to present his books, give storytelling performances and lead different writing workshops. Back in Vancouver, he teaches creative writing courses for children through the organization Creative Writing for Children Society (CWC). He shares his life with artist and goldsmith Dominique Brechault and Sasha, the smartest and cutest cat in the known universe.

Tim Bowers has illustrated over thirty children's books, including Rappy the Raptor and the New York Times bestsellers Dream Big, Little Pig! by Kristi Yamaguchi and Dinosaur Pet by Neil and Marc Sedaka. His artwork has received numerous state and national awards and recognition, including the Children's Choice Award and Junior Library Guild selections. Each year, Tim travels to schools and libraries to promote literacy and share his artwork with students. He lives with his wife in Granville, Ohio.

Praise For Not Your Typical Dragon

Praise for Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el:

“Bowers colorful bug-eyed dragons and Middle-Age-meets-the-suburbs setting amplify the humor in Bar-el’s prose...” —Publishers Weekly

"Share this with your favorite atypical kids." —Kirkus

"The text emphasizes the positives of being unique." —School Library Journal