Picture Book Review – George’s Dragon Goes To School – Claire Freedman (Author) & Russell Julian (Illustrator)
Recommended for: Toddlers/Younger Readers
When a book tells you it’s by the author of Aliens Love Underpants, you know there’s a good chance children will love it.
George is very lucky – he owns a dragon! He wants to bring him along for bring-your-pet-to-school week, but will a dragon prove too much to handle in the classroom?
Let me assure you, right from the off, that children will love this story. For one thing, it features a dragon. For another, it features a dragon accidentally causing chaos at school. And thirdly, it has a dragon that saves the day, so that s plenty for a child to both laugh and cheer about. It has lovely, bright illustrations that help to enhance the humour of the story, and you can guarantee that every child will be asking their parents if they can have a dragon as a pet once they’ve read it – if they don’t already ask that question of course!
If you ever want a book to show how school can be fun, this is surely a candidate – just be sure to explain that you can’t guarantee that someone will bring a dragon in!