9.18.2015

PPBF: When A Dragon Moves In Again

It's Friday, Friday, a PPBF-Friday and guess who's back?
I predict you'll be on fire for today's pick.


Author: Jodi Moore
Illustrator: Howard McWilliam
Publisher: Flashlight Press
Date: September 1, 2015
Suitable for: Kindergarten through 2nd
Fiction
Themes: imagination, new baby, sibling jealousy
Brief synopsis: This sequel to When A Dragon Moves In finds our little tyke and his family nesting as they await the arrival of their baby. Will there be room enough for Dragon in this family of five?
Opening page: If you help your dad build a castle, a dragon might move in.

Resources: 

*Visit the author's inspiring page {here}.
*Compare and contrast the author's two Dragon books.
*Make an origami dragon head using these You Tube instructions.
*Click {here} for some dragon coloring sheets and printables.
*Activity idea: Infuse movement into your read aloud by encouraging kids to do a jumping jack, mountain climber, squat thrust, burpee, or the dance move of their choice every time they hear the word dragon

Why I like this book: This hilarious text takes an honest and authentic look at the sibling jealousy that can ensue when a new baby joins the family. From bowling with baby bottles to flying for the newborn like a superhero, the dragon-boy dynamic duo does its best to get the attention {connection} that a middle child craves when an infant sibling arrives.

Expect the boy blaming his antics on his dragon to spark a discussion about real versus pretend, about honesty and dishonesty and beg the age-old question:
Is it ever okay to lie? 

And then prepare to be wrapped in a blanket of warmth by the very real snuggle scene; the author's powerful words paired with the illustrator's brilliant visuals will reach down into the depths of your emotional reserves to endear you to this heartwarming treasure

Check out this book; it'll be the perfect addition to your collection
 and a really fun gift for that mommy-to-be in your circle.

For today's other PPBF titles, visit Susanna Hill's blog {here}.





14 comments:

  1. Fabulous choice, Barbara. Jodi is a skilled storyteller getting at the heart of children's emotions!

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    1. Couldn't agree more, Joanna. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. This really does sound like a treasure. I love that cover. And your activities are so engaging for kids.Great choice!

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    1. Oh, Pat, I read it to a 2nd grader today who was struggling with a baby in the house and he giggled and giggled. I think you'll LOVE this one and I appreciate your kind words about my activity ideas.

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  3. I loved the first one and haven't seen this one yet. I agree your activities are engaging.

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    1. This one's better than the first, if that's even possible. Check it out soon; it's phenomenal. Thanks for coming by the Corner this morning.

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  4. Thanks for the review. Will have to check it out.

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    1. My pleasure; I think you'll be glad you did!

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  5. I loved the first one, and I know I'm going to love this one, too! I can recall so much about the first. When a books stays with me, I know it's a keeper for my own library.

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    1. Oh, they're keepers, alright! I'm just delighted that you came by so we could whet your appetite!

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  6. I love the cover, too. Great activities! My students will love this one.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Andrea. Be sure to click on the Opening Page link so you can see a preview - it's just PRECIOUS!

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  7. Loved the first - GOTTA get my hands on this one! Thanks!

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  8. What a cool book - and you have so many fun things to do. Thanks for sharing all these ideas.

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