Author: Napoleoni, Fabio
Dragonboy and his stuffed animal comrades embark on an adventure of discovery and find a new friend.
Kirkus Reviews (07/15/21)
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Booklist - 09/15/2021 A little boy wakes up and climbs into his dragon suit, ready to begin another day exploring as Dragonboy! Off he goes, accompanied by his stuffed animal friends, yellow Kitty, Darwin the yeti, Simon the sloth, and Drako (a small version of his dragon costume). Lush acrylic paints on wood panels illustrate these adorable characters, and the rich vocabulary will stimulate discussion as the characters “plod, run, saunter, amble, dash, prance, march, and rocket along.” Their imaginary adventures sailing on a boat and exploring a forest of trees are somewhat reminiscent of Where the Wild Things Are, but with no scary monsters and only a gentle (not wild) rumpus. As a reminder to all, Dragonboy says, “There’s always something waiting for you if your eyes and your mind and your heart are open.” The group realizes that they may all sometimes feel sad or scared, but they all enjoy discovering new things. The underlying message: each of us is exactly as we are supposed to be. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.