Written by: Adam Lerahupt
Illustrated by: Scott Magoon
Published by: Simon and Schuster, 2016
Themes: friendship, dragons, appetite
Theodore lived in a cave.
Theodore is a dragon who thinks every creature he encounters is a potential meal. Lucky for the bird, wolf, and tiger, who pass by his cave, Theodore isn’t hungry…yet. But then a new critter approaches the cave. A boy. Theodore is definitely feeling hungrier so……
Why I like this book:
The balance of humor and suspense in this story is masterful. It is just the right amount of dark with a cool twist at the end. How cool having a dragon who only eats til he’s full!! Or most of the time anyhow!
I don;t know that I have met a kid who doesn’t like dragons. I can’t keep these books on the library shelves and this is a fabulous addition to your dragon book collection.
I especially love how Scott Magoon almost personifies the cave with his fabulous art.
What do dragons eat and why? 🙂
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- Check out my interview with author, Adam Lehrhaupt
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