Friday, May 25, 2012

Beach Fun...

When a Dragon Moves In
Jodi Moore
Howard McWilliam, illustrator

Genre: children's picture book
Pages: 32 pages
rating: ****

Summer is here and many are making plans to visit the beach.  When a Dragon Moves In, is a story about a little boy who builds the perfect sand castle. Of course if you build a perfect sand castle a dragon will move in.  The little boy has fun with his dragon, until he gets the little boy in trouble. 

I loved this book.  The illustrations are bold, bright, and colorful.  They follow the story beautifully.  As the child reads, or is read to, the illustrations tell a secondary story.  It is funny and brings back memories from my own childhood.  I could have used a dragon!

It's a perfect read for summer.

- Caren

1 comment:

Writer Jodi Moore said...

Thanks so much for this lovely review of WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN...and for helping to spread the dragon love!

Hope you get the chance to build your own perfect sandcastle soon!

Dragon love and many hugs, Jodi Moore :)