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When a Dragon Moves In by [Jodi Moore, Howard McWilliam]

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When a Dragon Moves In Kindle Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 373 ratings

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"Moore has a light, sure touch, and she gives McWilliam (I Need My Monster) plenty of room to exercise his considerable gifts for operatic expressiveness and expertly choreographed physical humor." —Publishers Weekly (March 14, 2011)



"[A] funny and creative riff on cause and effect. . . . Colorful, cartoony illustrations brim with humor . . . deadpan text is sure to illicit giggles. . . . A sandy complement to
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie." —Kirkus (April 11, 2011)

"The delightfully humorous fantasy introduces the enthusiastic sand architect and the happy, fire-belching dragon on the jacket. . . . The cartoony scenes contrast the usual activities of the family with the imaginary but plausible behavior of the playful dragon." —
Children's Literature (May 8, 2011)

"The multimedia illustrations overflow with humorous details and comical expressions and poses. . . . True to its circular format, this book is likely to be read over and over again." —
Bayviews magazine (May 1, 2011)

"Warmly caricatured people, cinematic pacing, and gleaming pages give this a look that is just short of animation itself. This is a crowd-pleasing merger of sly text and pictures that will tickle many a funny bone. Highly recommended." —
Library Media Connection (October 2011)

"This cumulative tale reminiscent of
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie tells of a small boy who believes if you build the perfect sandcastle a dragon will move in, and so he does. . . . The illustrations are . . . large, colorful and full of life. This is a great book for sharing with a group or as a jump start to a writing activity with an older audience." —Puget Sound Council

"This is a really cute book that allows readers to question imagination vs. reality . . . . The illustrations are stellar and I think the cover appeal alone will see this book highly circulated." —Stephanie, kissthebook.blogspot.co.il

When a Dragon Moves In was included on Brightly's list of Best Dragon Books for Kids. —https://www.readbrightly.com/best-dragon-books-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR2XO6Ln1GwZcaYYOfqPwAlCrcaIZPMZxu72slhAhBcshC4cAze_zrdqxlo --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Jodi Moore is a freelance magazine writer and has worked as chief contributing editor of the Promo Network. She lives in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. Howard McWilliam is the illustrator of the critically acclaimed I Need My Monster. He was chosen as National Young Cartoonist of the Year at the age of 12. A regular cover artist for the Week magazine, he also illustrates for the Sunday Telegraph, Moneyweek, and Outdoor Life.

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00SEU1ODU
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Flashlight Press (January 1, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 1, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 9255 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 373 ratings

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3.0 out of 5 stars Liked the illustrations but didn't care for the story
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2015
I like the book mainly because the illustrations. Not 100% loving the story but it is being given as a gift to a 7 year old. I purchased this and Aurora World Dreamy Eyes Flame Red 10" Dragon plush and they compliment each other well. [[ASIN:B00B4WJITW Aurora World Dreamy Eyes Flame Red Dragon 10" Plush]]

What I didn't like about the story: The dragon is the product of an imaginative little boy. After building a sand castle the dragon decides to move into it. Nobody else can see this dragon (because it doesn't exist) yet the boy goes on blaming the dragon for all sorts of things from eating up all the goodies to tossing sand. These terrible choices he makes and blaming the dragon is what I didn't like about the story. I am sure many people will find it amusing but I didn't. I read it to my 9 year old daughter and she didn't care for the story either. But again its being given to a 7 year old boy and he will probably find it hilarious.
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Elaine Dean
5.0 out of 5 stars super story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 12, 2019
Sandra live up north
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
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TraceyJo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for little boys
Reviewed in Canada on December 4, 2016
Linny L
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect gift!
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