Storytime: The Extremely Greedy Dragon by Jessica Barrah
  

Storytime: The Extremely Greedy Dragon

Written by Jessica Barrah
Illustrated by Keith Robinson, Chris Saunders
Part of the Storytime Series

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The village of Little Chiddling is in turmoil - there’s a sleeping dragon on the railway line! Young Georgie decides she’ll try and wake it, after all there’s a reward of £100 up for grabs. The dragon is hungry and Georgie first gets his attention by rustling a packet of crisps, then takes him around the village to see what other food is going spare. Georgie and the dragon make an odd couple and this is a fun story that children will really enjoy. Examples of questions parents or adults can ask young readers are given at the end of the book, all certain to lead to further discussion. ~ Andrea Reece

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Storytime: The Extremely Greedy Dragon by Jessica Barrah

Follow the fearless Georgie as she befriends a hungry dragon and shows others not to judge on first appearances in The Extremely Greedy Dragon. The village of Little Chiddling has a big problem. A sleeping dragon, that cannot be woken, is fast asleep on a railway line! The Mayor offers a reward to anyone that can move the dragon off the tracks. Georgie Johnson courageously takes up the task and manages to wake the dragon up by rustling a packet of crisps. The crisps are quickly gobbled up and it's not long before the dragon visits a cricket match, a barbecue and even a wedding! Will the dragon get up to trouble or will he be helpful to the village of Little Chiddling?

Part of the QED Storytime series, which includes Little Hedgehog's Big Day and What's the Time, Wilfred Wolf? this beautifully illustrated book introduces young children to the pleasures of reading and sharing stories, and includes supporting notes for parents and teachers. Storytime has recently featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories.

About the Author

JESSICA BARRAH has written short stories, mini-books, poems and cartoons. She studied English Literature and travelled the world before settling in Brighton, where she lives with her partner and two young sons.

STEVE SMALLMAN has been illustrating children's books for almost 30 years and writing his own stories for slightly less. He also teaches illustration workshops in schools, including mural-painting. He is the winner of the 2009 Sheffield Children's Book award. Steve is the author of Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater (Winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2009) and The Lamb Who Came for Dinner(Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award and read by Meatloaf on CITV's Bookaboo). When he's not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening and walking in the countryside.

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Format

Paperback
24 pages

Author

Jessica Barrah
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Author's Website

jessicabarrah.com/

Publisher

QED Publishing

Publication date

21st April 2016

ISBN

9781784932459

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