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How to Dress a Dragon

Thelma Lynne Godin, Eric Barclay (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Vietnamese (1/1/2019)


If you have to dress a dragon, you must be prepared to catch him as he flies by. Also, beware of ticklish toes, shirts with buttons, and hats that do not fit neatly between his horns!

In this charming, second-person narrative, our little boy hero imparts his infinite knowledge of how to dress a dragon, a task that isn't quite as easy as it may seem. With helpful hints like, You may have to tickle-tackle him to the floor and give him belly kisses, and warnings like, Dragons do not like shirts. But they do like capes ! this story is not only delightfully entertaining, but extremely endearing. Author Thelma Lynne Godin and illustrator Eric Barclay come together perfectly to bring this fantasy to life!

Praise For How to Dress a Dragon

Praise for How to Dress a Dragon:

* "This playful romp through a familiar morning routine includes fierce, determined scowls at some fashion options and gleeful clapping (for froggy boots) at others. Simple, direct text and the extra-large dragon squeezing into tiny clothes–plus the underwear endpapers–make for fine fun." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for The Hula Hoopin' Queen:

* "A lively intergenerational picture book that will send readers out to the sidewalk for a hoopin' good time." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"First-time picture book author Godin's empathic prose and Brantley-Newton's emotionally telegraphic art capture the lively and nurturing Harlem neighborhood and the thrill of competition, whether age nine or 90." -- Publishers Weekly

 "Godin's text [is] delivered with pitch-perfect attitude." -- School Library Journal

Scholastic Press, 9780545678469, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 26, 2016

About the Author

Thelma Lynne Godin grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. As a child she loved reading, chasing fireflies and swimming in Lake Superior. As an adult she has worked as a social worker and a librarian, but her favorite job is writing for children because it allows her to use her vivid imagination to create whimsical stories. Godin lives on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with her husband. She has two grown children and four grandchildren. She is the author of The Hula Hoopin' Queen which Kirkus Reviews called "a lively, intergenerational story" in a starred review.

Eric Barclay grew up in a small Texas town where there were no bus stops and certainly no elephants. He now lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Michelle; their daughters, Emma and Paige; and their dog, Brody, and cat, Lilly. You can visit Eric at