Waking Dragons

Title of Book: Waking Dragons

Time length to read: 3-4 min.

Age recommend: 2 and up

Author: Jane Yolen

Illustrator: Derek Anderson

Published by: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Best place to purchase: Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com

Price: $11.46 (At both Amazon and Barne & Noble Website.)

Do you ever have trouble getting your kids out of bed in the morning for school? Or even getting out of bed yourself? I know I do. That is why Waking Dragons by Jane Yolen helps you or your kids look at starting a new day in a fun way. This book is filled with fun as a little knight helps some dragons awake and arise for the morning. He helps them get ready for the day as they eat breakfast, brush their teeth, and more.

This book is great for kids because it shows them that everyone has to get ready for the day, even dragons. The creative wording and rhyming that Jane Yolen uses will having your child wanting to wake with dragons every day. The colorful illustrations, done by Derek Anderson, are very captivating and brought to life. The colorful backgrounds and scenery throughout the book capture the story perfectly.

Kirkus reviews says “Yolen then plays with the scansion, but she keeps the energetic beat throughout. Some rhymes may cause eye-rolling at first (“syrup” and “cheer up,” for example) but in the end come across as quite charming. The drippy, syrupy waffles catapulted into the dragons’ mouths are too darn adorable to resist.”

If you are looking for the perfect awake and arise book for your child, I would definitely check out this one. It’s sure to bring more excitement to your kids as far as getting ready for the day.




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2 thoughts on “Waking Dragons

  1. We just read this book this week too. I’m pretty much in agreement with the Kirkus review. Cute read, and my 3yo enjoyed it, though I did stumble a little bit over the rhyme and rhythm the first time I read it aloud. Andreson’s illustrations are great :)

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