Monday, July 18, 2011

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - Dragonbreath

 
Marvelous Middle Grade Monday  

Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born. 

Dragonbreath
by Ursula Vernon
 

Goodreads Blurb:
It's not easy for Danny Dragonbreath to be the sole mythical creature in a school for reptiles and amphibians - especially because he can't breathe fire like other dragons (as the school bully loves to remind him). But having a unique family comes in handy sometimes, like when his sea-serpent cousin takes Danny and his best iguana friend on a mindboggling underwater tour, complete with vomiting sea cucumbers and giant squid. It sure beats reading the encyclopedia to research his ocean report . . .

Using a hybrid of comic-book panels and text, Ursula Vernon introduces an irresistible set of characters with a penchant for getting themselves into sticky situations. It's perfect for both the classroom and the Wimpy Kid set.


This adorable series is on the younger side of MG, and is sure to be a hit with kids who love the Big Nate and Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The stories are a cross between chapters of text and graphic novel illustrations, which my kids LOVE. On our recent vacation to California, three Dragonbreath books made the trip with us, bouncing back and forth between my daughter and 9 y.o. son!  I highly recommend these!

Happy Monday!

14 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like something my daughter would have liked when she was in grade school. Thanks for sharing this.

Old Kitty said...

I seriously need to get me some kids! LOL!!! Danny Dragonbreath! What's not to love?!?! Take care
x

Jana said...

Max loved these as well! Good choice!

Barbara Watson said...

I have a daughter who is a dragon lover. Thanks for the review!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

How cute is this cover?

storyqueen said...

'such an adorable idea! (And I seriously have a thing for Dragons!

Thanks for the heads-up.

Shelley

Sue Cowing said...

Sounds like a winner!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss shannon! i love that book and its got the coolest pictures and its a neat story. someone real special sent it to me. :)
...hugs from lenny

Heather said...

That cover is too cute and I love the title! I know exactly who to buy this for... :)

Jemi Fraser said...

The kids I teach are a little older, so I don't know these. Looks fabulous though :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

This sounds ADORABLE!

Karen Lange said...

Saw you over at Breakthrough Blogs, you world famous amigo, you! :)

Thanks for the info on the book. Have a great week!

Deb Marshall said...

Hey! Thanks for the heads up on this, I am LOVE books about dragons and am creating a book list for another blot post...will be sure to include this and link to your review....

Deb

Vicki Rocho said...

That one looks like a lot of fun! I say that a lot over here. I think we have similar MG taste!

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