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 Dragons eat noodles on Tuesdays
 Author: Stahl, Jon

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press (2019)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [40] p., col. ill., 27 cm

 BTSB No: 842684 ISBN: 9781338125511
 Ages: 3-5 Grades: K

 Dragons -- Fiction
 Monsters -- Fiction
 Storytelling -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $22.58

While two monsters argue over how the story they are telling should go, Dennis, a very hungry dragon, is listening nearby--and he has very definite ideas about how this story should end.

 Illustrator: Bentley, Tadgh
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.60
   Points: .5   Quiz: 500719
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 1.20
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 77025

   Kirkus Reviews (12/15/18)
   School Library Journal (04/01/19)
   Booklist (01/01/19)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 04/01/2019 PreS-Gr 2-Two monsters regale readers with their storytelling prowess. The big blue, furry critter's first few attempts leave the audience wanting more: "So, there's this kid…. And he gets eaten by a dragon. The End!" A small, yellow creature with long, expressive ears, offers some editorial advice. Speech bubbles relay the funny kibitzing and brainstorming that ensues. The blue monster insists on having a hungry dragon as his main character, despite his pal's sage warnings ("Dragon stories usually don't end well… be careful what you wish for."). Bentley's bright, cartoon illustrations humorously relay the story-within-the story about a knight who escapes being swallowed by a dragon by the quick thinking of a "brave damsel" who points out "Ye Olde Dragon Menu" clearly states Tuesday's dietary offerings are "noodles (only)." Just when the monsters think their tale is finished, Dennis the hungry dragon makes a reappearance, and the comical pair finds themselves on the meal plan. VERDICT This laugh-out-loud, metafictional romp will have young readers and writers hankering to create their own sequel.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ont. - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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