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How to Light your Dragon

Written by Didier Levy

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers General Fiction

LoveReading View on How to Light your Dragon

Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020

If your dragon’s fire has gone out, you’ve got a real problem. There are several things you could try to ignite it again but the real solution to your problem may come as a surprise. Children will love the wild design of this book where text and pictures come together in chaotic glory.  Vivid, inventive language will ignite young imaginations.


How to Light your Dragon Synopsis

A little boy has a problem with his dragon: he's no longer able to breathe fire. What to do? How on earth do you rekindle a despondent dragon's flame? The little boy tries shaking him by his tail, and jumping on his belly, and tickling his legs... No joy. How about goading him somehow? - make him angry, fuel his jealousy... Still no luck. Maybe sticking false flames on the side of his face would work - but, no, that makes it all worse. Much, much worse. Now the dragon's downright depressed. Oh no! He decides that he'll just have to tell him that he loves him just the way he is, even though he can't breathe fire, and that he will always be his dragon - and plants a big fat kiss on his cheek. What do you think happens next?

How to Light your Dragon Press Reviews

'This picturebook has humour and heart … zinging colours … it looks fun and bold and stylish … splendid'  Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week

'Funny and inspired'  New Statesman 

'A tale with much heart and hilarity'  Picture Books Blogger

'Fresh and entertaining … an attractive book'  Toddle About

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ISBN: 9780500651971
Publication date: 01/04/2019
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780500651971
Publication date: 1st April 2019
Author: Didier Levy
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Bedtime Reading, General Fiction

About Didier Levy

Didier Levy has published many children's books in his native France, all of which introduce children to the big questions in life.

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