Dragon's Extraordinary Egg (Hardcover)

By Debi Gliori

Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9780802737595, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2014

List Price: 17.99*
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In this heartwarming story, a dragon in need of an egg finds an abandoned egg in need of a mommy. It seems like the perfect fit, but when that egg hatches, the little baby doesn't look like all the other dragons. In fact, he looks a lot like a penguin! Of course, his mommy loves him no matter what. But the other young dragons aren't so sure. Little do they know that their feathered friend's differences will save the day! Sometimes things happen for a reason . . . and some families are just meant to be together.

About the Author

DEBI GLIORI is a much-loved and bestselling author/illustrator of over 75 books for children. Her favorite color is blue or, more precisely, four different shades of blue: cerulean blue, cobalt blue, Mediterranean turquoise blue and warm ultramarine blue. She lives near Edinburgh, Scotland.

Praise For Dragon's Extraordinary Egg

“Rich and evocative but beautifully simple, with lovely cadences for reading aloud . . . One would be hard-pressed to find a warmer or more engaging adoption/blended-family tale than this one.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Witty, well-worded, and warmhearted . . . Endearing characters and engaging illustrations. Children will be immensely satisfied with the surprise ending.” —School Library Journal

“A family history about unlikely but enduring love . . . There's a lot of enjoyment to be derived from the contrast of the preening, aerodynamic dragons with the good-hearted groundedness of the penguins.” —Publishers Weekly