Baby Dragon

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

Publication Date: August 2008

List Price: $16.99*
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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 has written and edited many books for children, including Joyride, an ALA Best Book of the Decade. She lives in Vermont.

Will Hillenbrand has illustrated many beloved picture books, including Kiss the Cow by Phyllis Root; Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!; and Sneeze, Big Bear, Sneeze! He has also written and illustrated a number of picture books, including Down by the Barn, the Bear and Mole series, and Mother Goose Picture Puzzles. Will enjoys visiting schools to talk about the creative process involved in making a picture book. He lives with his wife, Jane, and their son, Ian, in Terrace Park, Ohio.
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