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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Chapter Book Pick: Kitty and Dragon


Kitty and Dragon   

by Meika Hashimoto

Illustrated by Gillian Reid

Epic! Andrews

McMeel Publishing


104 pages

 ISBN: 9781 5 to 48 6100 1

Kitty and Dragon is a winsome book containing three stories about friendship between a little kitty and a lonely, but friendly dragon. Kitty lives in a very noisy barn. All the animals make noise at night and Kitty can't get any sleep so she decides to look for a new place to live. She goes into to but it's too noisy. Next she ventures into a forest but she keeps walking. Fnally she climbs a giant hill and finds a cave and a new friend. Dragon is happy for company and invites her to stay.

In the next two stories Kitty gets a cold and Dragon nurses her back to health. Then their roles are reversed. Kitty llikes it very very tidy in the cave but Dragon is very messy. They are just like The Odd Couple. Kitty decides to visit the potions shop in town and buys a potion so Dragon can be neat, but it backfires. Kitty decides Dragon isn't so bad after all, and they learn to clean together.

Beginning readers will love these sweet stories and whimsical  illustrations Gillian Reid capture Kitty's and Dragon's personalities and humor. Kitty and Dragon has the nostalgic look of older picture books and whimsy that will captivate young readers.

Highly highly recommended for new readers end beginning chapter book readers grades 1 and 2. This is the perfect Christmas gift for a young reader.

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