Saffy and the sneaky secret summoning by Annabel Cutler
Little Steps, 2018. ISBN 9781925545029
(Age: 3+) "Join Little Saffy as she goes about her sneaky secret mission. She is determined to summon the almighty dragon and she will most certainly not let anything stand in her way." (Publisher)
This is a delightful story about Saffy, who tries every night to summon a dragon. She persistently tries again and again but instead finds herself face to face with creatures including a chook, dog and a skunk. Despite no initial success Saffy is determined.
I loved the bright illustrations throughout the book and found it easy to identify themes such as persistence and self belief. Dotted throughout is Saffy's vivid imagination. Without giving the ending away, it is fair to say that she goes on an incredible adventure and it has a happy ending.
Suitable for children aged 3 and up.