Top critical review
Very nice book, but a glaring error!
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2018
I bought this book for my five year old grandson’s birthday. He loves it. Since his birthday party was centered around a dragon theme, this book was perfect.. I made him a reading pillow and embroidered a dragon on it. I put the book in the pillow pocket. He was thrilled with both the reading pillow and Train Your Dragon! The rhyming words, the cheerful illustrations, the kid centered events, and even the Dragon’s name, Diggory Doo, make this a perfect choice for young children. However, on one page ( The pages are not numbered.) there is a glaring grammatical mistake. “Diggory loves it when he PLAY with other girls and boys.” The editors obviously missed this mistake, I used a Sharpie to add the “s” to “play”, but am disappointed that this mistake was missed. Granted, I am a retired elementary teacher and principal and tend to notice such things; but I believe any parent reading this book aloud would be surprised to see this mistake. Even more concerning is that children who are able to read the text independently may not notice the mistake. Young readers internalize “book language” and this error is a critical one. I hope this will be corrected.