Monday, June 13, 2011
After reading Me and My Dragon by David Biedrzycki (Charlesbridge, 2011) my son and I whole heartily agree behind the premise of this book -- a dragon would make an excellent pet.
Bierdrzycki uses cause and effect masterfully and his wry ironic humor will illicit chuckles and giggles from adults and children. We especially liked the bath scene. The facial expressions are priceless and you really feel like you're on the page with the characters.
The blend of art and text work seamlessly to support each other: the text sets the stage and the illustrations deliver the punch line. The primary colors used throughout the book really pop and the softer hues add drama in all the right places. There are fabulous page turns to keep readers guessing and the extra thumbnail sketches in the end papers are an added bonus like extra scenes that never made it into the story.
This book will set off fireworks in the hearts of young readers! A great boy book but girls will eat it up, too!