If the dragon in the story is anything to go by, mythical beasts make excellent house guests. Instead of snatching toys, she shares and plays co-operatively. She has good table manners and eats her lettuce, helps with the washing up and bathes willingly. She cleans her teeth and goes to bed without drama. BUT, if she’s ‘overtired or sad, that’s when a dragon might turn bad’. The story concludes with some advice for the reader: dragons need love and patience to help them through the difficult times (the children are illustrated supporting the dragon with loving hugs and bedtime stories).
A playful and good-humoured picture book with gorgeous illustrations by Rosalind Beardshaw, the story serves as a reminder for us grown ups to have realistic expectations when it comes to the behaviour of children!