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Aug 27 2020

My best friend is a dragon: A lift-the-flap book by Rachael McLean

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Penguin Workshop, 2020. ISBN: 9780593093993. board book, 14pp.
(Age: 0-3) Recommended. The bright colours of this sturdy lift-the- flap book will attract the attention of the young child who will be fascinated by the green and yellow dragon and the little child who rides it. What fun to have a dragon for a best friend, a friend who can help when things need doing. When it is too cold to play in the snow the dragon can melt a spot and when the child needs to make the tower tall, the dragon can help stack it high. He can light up a room, light a fire and unscrew a cookie jar lid - all very useful things for a best friend to do!
The lift-the-flaps are simple and suitable for very small fingers and are strongly attached to the page so should withstand some hard handling.
The illustrations are very cute and on each page are lots of small details that will be very appealing to little children. There is a yellow cat with a little beanie on its head, colourful birds fly across the sky and flowers and little animals abound in the grass, while fun slippers are under the bed and a robot toy can be seen on some pages.
Pat Pledger

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