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 Be a good dragon
 Author: Cyrus, Kurt

 Publisher:  Sleeping Bear Press (2018)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 254097 ISBN: 9781585363834
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Stories in rhyme
 Dragons -- Fiction
 Sick -- Fiction
 Sneezing -- Fiction
 Cold (Disease) -- Fiction
 Wizards -- Fiction
 Magic -- Fiction

Price: $20.76

When a dragon catches a cold, setting off fires with its sneezes, a wizard comes to the rescue with a magic potion.

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (12/15/17)
   School Library Journal (02/01/18)

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School Library Journal - 02/01/2018 PreS-Gr 2—When Enzo the dragon gets sick, nothing but trouble follows him. Unable to stave off his accidental attacks of fire-breathing sneezes, the neighborhood wizard tricks the dragon into getting some sleep and getting rid of his cold. Cyrus's rhyming text is consistent in its rhythm and word choice, and filled with humorous lines like "Warn all the people! Sound the alarm! Pack up your piggies and flee from your farm!" The accompanying artwork certainly gets the job done, but if there's any criticism to be found, it's that the illustrations are perhaps too traditional. Although it does convey the action of the story and the many humorous moments, like Enzo sneezing corn into popcorn, the characters seem rather flat on the page with nothing really jumping out to readers, which doesn't seem to match the outrageous and comedic nature of the story. That aside, kids will love the silliness of Enzo's journey and will forever remember that if they are going to sneeze, "be a good dragon and cover it, please." VERDICT A solid addition for all collections and a good storytime choice, especially during cold season.—Peter Blenski, Greenfield Public Library, WI - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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