A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans
- Publish Date: 2016-02-02
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Laurence Yep;Joanne Ryder
Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love this whimsical tale, the first in a series, by a Newbery Honor winner, featuring charming illustrations and pet training tips in each chapter.
Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake is her petâa ridiculous notion!
Unknown to most of its inhabitants, the City by the Bay is home to many mysterious and fantastic creatures, hidden beneath the parks, among the clouds, and even in plain sight. And Winnie wants to draw every new creature she encounters: the good, the bad, and the ugly. But Winnieâs sketchbook is not what it seems. Somehow, her sketchlings have been set loose on the city streets! It will take Winnie and Miss Drakeâs combined efforts to put an end to the mayhem . . . before itâs too late.
This refreshing debut collaboration by Laurence Yep, a two-time Newbery Honor winner and a Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner, and Joanne Ryder features illustrations by Mary GrandPrÃ©. ââââ
Praise for A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans
*âWarm humor, magical mishaps, and the main charactersâ budding mutual respect and affection combine to give this opener for a planned series a special shine.â âBooklist, Starred
âAternately comical, suspenseful and sometimes sweetly emotional.â âKirkus Reviews
âWith a black-and-white spot illustration opening most chapters, an engaging narrator, and a consistently fluid writing style, this title makes a fine dragon choice for readers.â âSchool Library Journal
âIn this series launch, Yep and Ryder conjure up a world where dragons and humans interact, and the results are heartwarming and quite funny.â âPublishers Weekly
âA clever and amusing novel that imagines a magical world that nestles right up against our own and sometimes crosses over.â âThe Bulleting of the Center for Childrenâs Books
Praise for A Dragonâs Guide to Making Your Human Smarter
Yep and Ryder keep the magic coming with their whimsical fantasy, enhanced by GrandprÃ©'s sweet drawings. The story positively vibrates with fun. âKirkus Reviews
Â Lighthearted episodes of unusual school lessons and field trips, illustrated by GrandPrÃ©âs winsome spot art, are grounded by Miss Drakeâs more serious encounters with the goons...a gratifying development as this buoyant, fantastical series continues.âThe Horn Book Review
From the Hardcover edition.