The Dragon with a Big Nose by Kathy Henderson
  

The Dragon with a Big Nose

Written by Kathy Henderson

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This lively collection of poems reflects on all kinds of things from the magical such as the badly behaved dragon of the title poem, to the everyday. ‘Steel Birds’ is a wonderful poetic evocation of the cranes that dominate the skyline while in both ‘We’re going to have a baby’ and ‘Expecting’ both the joy and the disbelief are brilliantly captured.

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The Dragon with a Big Nose by Kathy Henderson

The dragon with a big nose and twelve toes on each foot, eats flies and mince pies and sometimes, when he's very bad, whole towns upside down...Read about the dragon with the big nose, the gutter creature who rustles litter, and the dustcart dragon with his raging, rusty belly; watch the train rattling by, clackety-clack, clickety-click. Then find out if the new baby is magic, and whether Uncle Clem really had a blue mouse. But DON'T turn your grandmother into a frog!

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'This lively collection of poems reflects on all kinds of things from the magical such as the badly behaved dragon of the title poem, to the everyday. 'Steel Birds'

'We're going to have a baby'

'Expecting'

.' 'Lovely to read aloud with catchy rhymes and topics guaranteed to appeal to children. The language is vivid and some of the poems end in an unexpected way that will make children giggle.' 'This lively collection of poems reflects on all kinds of things from the magical such as the badly behaved dragon of the title poem, to the everyday.

is a wonderful poetic evocation of the cranes that dominate the skyline while in both

re going to have a baby

Expecting

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About the Author

Kathy Henderson

Kathy Henderson is an artist, printmaker and illustrator, as well as an author. She has written many books for children of all ages including In the Middle of the Night, The Year in the City, Fearless Fitzroy and The Little Boat, which won the Kurt Maschler Award and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. She has also illustrated a number of books herself including And the Good Brown Earth and The Storm which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
96 pages

Author

Kathy Henderson
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st August 2013

ISBN

9781847803658

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