Synopses & Reviews
After all, dragons just happen to be perfect friend material.
Jerdine Nolen and Elise Primavera team up for the unforgettable story of a young girl and her best friend . . . a dragon.
Includes fun new book-related activities!
"Nolen delivers another picture book with a far-out premise and plenty of heart."
"A terrific story about caring and friendship."--The MetroWest Daily News
"Witty and clever . . . delightfully quirky."--The Horn Book Guide
"A joyous tale of friendship and adventure."--School Library Journal
"This magical tale of friendship will send youngsters scurrying to find (or invent) a dragon of their own."--Los Angeles Times
[star]"Enchanting . . . Youngsters will hanker to go on this journey; it will set their imaginations soaring."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
andquot;Full-color, detailed watercolor illustrations show a welcome cast of ethnically diverse characters. This new offering is tailor-made for children who are ready for books they can read independently with confidence.andquot;
andquot;This new offering is tailor-made for children who are ready for books they can read independently with confidence . . .Full-color, detailed watercolor illustrations show a welcome cast of ethnically diverse characters.andquot;and#160;and#160; -- Kirkus Reviews
andquot;This friendly, multicultural neighborhood is where many children liveandhellip;or wish they lived.andquot;and#160; -- Kirkus Reviews
andquot;Short chapters, heavy on dialogue, emphasize the growing relationships among friends and family, and clear, emphatic statements suit this selection for beginning readers ready for a slightly more developed story line.andquot;and#160; -- School Library Journal
andquot;Full-color, detailed watercollor illustrations show a welcome cast of ethnically diverse characters. This new offering is tailor-made for children who are ready for books they can read independently with confidence.andquot;
andquot;Ink-and-watercolor illustrations provide helpful visual cues while capturing the autumnal atmosphere and the distinct facial expressions of the multicultural cast...This approachable story will be rewarding for kids just getting into independent reading.andquot;
When Mortimer's parents allow him to bring home Mr. Lester's seemingly innocent classroom plant for vacation, he finds that when you give a living thing love, you just don't know where it will lead!
When Mortimer Henryson offers to take care of a strange plant called Plantzilla for the summer, he is in for more than he bargained for.
Why hatch chicks when you can raise dragons?
Welcome to the neighborhood!and#160;Join twins Jada and Jamal, and their best friends, Carlita and Josh, for Bradford Street'sand#160;fall block party. Beginning and newly independent readers are in forand#160;a surprise of prehistoric proportions as they explore this fun-filledand#160;multicultural neighborhoodand#160;brimming with community spirit.and#160;and#160;
About the Author
JERDINEandnbsp;NOLENandnbsp;is the author ofandnbsp;the Bradford Streetandnbsp;Buddies easy reader series and numerous picture books includingandnbsp; Raising Dragons, Thunder Rose, Plantzilla, Harvey Potterand#39;s Balloon Farm, and the recentlyandnbsp;published Ireneand#39;s Wish. Sheandnbsp;is a teacher and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.andnbsp;andnbsp;