Baby Dragon

By Amy Ehrlich; Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763628406, 32pp.)

Publication Date: August 2008

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall 2008 Kids' List
“A charming story of love and trust between a baby dragon and his mother. Left on his own overnight, Baby Dragon has adventures as he waits for his mother's return. The illustrations let readers see dangers before Baby Dragon does as he interacts with the creatures around him.”
-- Betsy Groen, The Blue Marble Bookstore, Fort Thomas, KY


Description

Amy Ehrlich spins a resonant tale of separation anxiety, pluck, and reassurance, aided by Will Hillenbrand's charming, lush illustrations.

Baby Dragon knows he must wait for his mother by the red fern. He knows she'll be back by morning. So he counts his claws, draws in the sand, takes a nap, and otherwise bides his time, never budging even when friends coax him to run off and play. But as night falls, Baby Dragon starts to worry. What if his mother doesn't come back? Should he climb on sly Crocodile's back and try to find her? Blending just the right amount of excitement and apprehension, this deeply satisfying story confronts a child's common fear, and offers the ultimate comfort.




About the Author
Amy Ehrlich is the award-winning author of more than thirty books for children and young adults. She also had an illustrious career as an editor of books for young readers and worked with many of the great authors and artists in the field. About With a Mighty Hand, she says, I ve always been fascinated by the Torah both as an object and as a repository of stories. When I set out to create a version of the Torah, I wanted to make it accessible without sacrificing its power and strangeness and the rhythm of its language. I decided to write it as free verse and to focus on the characters and the heart-stopping drama in the narrative. Amy Ehrlich lives in Vermont s Northeast Kingdom.

WILL HILLENBRAND has written and illustrated many award-winning picture books, including The House That Drac Built by Judy Sierra and his own Down by the Station. He lives in Terrace Park, Ohio.
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