Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Dragonsitter reviews

Two more reviews of the Dragonsitter. The first is from the Telegraph and is by Martin Chilton:
The Dragonsitter, based around a series of emails that ping back and forth between Edward Smith-Pickle and his Uncle Morton Pickle, is short, sharp and funny. The story is by Josh Lacey - also known for writing the excellent A Dog Called Grk series under the name Joshua Doder - is about the pickle Edward and his family get into when they agree to babysit a dragon.

The illustrations by Garry Parsons add to the fun as the dragon causes mayhem, eating everything from cold spaghetti to the pet rabbit Jemima. The emails get ever more frantic (one has the subject headline URGENT!!!!!!!!) as Edward pleads: "You could have warned us about his poo. It smells awful."
All turns out well and, as with so many situations in life, chocolate provides the answer.
The next is by Melanie McGilloway in Armadillo:
This is a cracking read for newly independent readers, so perfect for children aged five and above, but it will also work very well as a read aloud, and a shared read.