Ellie finds a dragon at the grocery store and names him Scratch. She can see its beautiful rainbow colors, but her mother can’t. She brings it to pre-school with her and the other students can see the dragon, but the teacher can’t. Over the years, Ellie’s dragon grows, but as she gets older the dragon is becoming less and less apart of her life. What will become of Scratch now?
The text is perfect for a picture book of great length. Word usage is good. I love how the words show the different ways both the girl and dragon are growing up. I think the style of the illustrations fits the book very well. I love the way the pictures of the girl and the dragon growing up. I love the diversity showing in the illustrations. From a parent’s perspective, this book almost made me cry thinking about my kids growing up. I think it’s a sweet story. I love that it has an imaginary friend as one of the main characters. Choosing a dragon was a perfect choice.
Age Range: Birth to eight years
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|Format||Hardcover Picture Book|
|Page Count||40 pages|
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