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Iguana Be a Dragon

Maddie Frost


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A humorous and heartfelt picture book about an iguana who thinks he needs to be someone else to stand out – but realizes that what's most special are the qualities that already make him unique.

When Iguana is invited to new neighbor Cheetah's pool party, he's worried that it will be filled with all kinds of interesting animals. And he's not interesting at all! But what if he became something amazing, like . . . a fire-breathing dragon?? Iguana has a big plan -- could it work, or will it all go up in flames?

Maddie Frost introduces a silly and relatable character who learns that his own unique qualities are actually pretty neat, and the coolest friends will celebrate him for who he is.

Praise For Iguana Be a Dragon

“With a sympathetic main character, witty narration, and expressive art, this picture book is great fun for reading aloud.” —Booklist

“The story is loaded with humor and offers a strong yet never heavy-handed message. . . . A lovable iguana reminds us to be ourselves--a lesson that readers young and old can embrace.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Swipe this one off the shelf for a belly-laugh-inducing beach read.” —Kirkus Reviews on SMUG SEAGULL

“[A] laugh-along picture book.... Bright and filled with movement.” —Booklist on SMUG SEAGULL

Bloomsbury Children's Books, 9781547606535, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2022

About the Author

Maddie Frost is the author and illustrator of Iguana Be a Dragon, Animobiles, Smug Seagull, and Just Be Jelly, and the illustrator of A Is for Artichoke, Shine Like a Unicorn, and more. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two dogs, and a donkey next door.