The youngest of three siblings, Dominick is small even for his age. To add insult to injury, his brothers never include him in any of their games. They tease him for being “little.” His constant plea to venture into the Dark Forest is met with snickering. Instead, his brothers regale him with a tall tale about two dragons who live in the forest and belong to a wizard. Dominick longs to meet the dragons. So, imagine his surprise when he does. But the dragons aren’t what he hoped them to be. In fact, he must outsmart the dragon who is always hungry and wants Dominick to be served as soup.
The characters are rendered in subtle, evocative colors and with appropriate, often funny detail. Artwork throughout is subtle and elegant. The writing style is plainspoken as the narration, with simple and easy to follow vocabulary. The text could be a little more challenging in terms of language, but the story itself is enjoyable.
For young readers who can't get enough of dragon stories, this is one to titillate their imagination.
About the Author
Anne K. Edwards enjoys writing tales for children when she’s not focusing on a mystery. Some stories are ideas taken from little misadventures of her cat who actually did fall off the porch and land on a large blacksnake as it was sunning itself. Both were more than a little surprised.
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