Elaborate, fanciful illustrations turn this counting book into a true adventure — and a delightful hunt for hidden clues.
ONE DRAGON HAD A DREAM
THAT TWO TURKEYS TEASED HIM . . .
Enter the strange and surreal dream world of a dragon — and pore over intricately detailed illustrations to discover a wealth of visual surprises. Each spread features a number from one to ten, and each illustration embodies bountiful examples of that number, if only you can spot them all! An instant classic in Australia when it was first published in 1978, this one-of-a-kind counting book continues to enchant.
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Peter Pavey, the creator of many innovative picture books, took three years to complete the intricate artwork for ONE DRAGON'S DREAM. He lives in Australia.From School Library Journal:
Grade 2–3—One dragon falls asleep under his green-checked blanket and dreams of two turkeys that tease him. The odd dream continues, and an ever-increasing number of animals (three tigers, four frogs, and so on) torment the poor dragon in some way. Eventually, the hapless creature is brought into court, sentenced, and "juggled off to jail" by seven slippery sea lions. In the end, he is rescued and "towed home to bed" by a "team of ten turtles." The dragon wakes safe and sound under his cozy blanket. The spare text is enhanced by the author's imaginatively frenetic ink and watercolor illustrations. Each spread is a puzzle of random objects to be counted. As five kangaroos fence in the dragon, children can also search for five owls, five dogs, five buttons, and a plethora of other items grouped in fives on the page. Much of the imagery evokes the magical age of knights and dragons. This book is not as kid-friendly as Leo and Diane Dillon's cheerful Mother Goose Numbers on the Loose (Harcourt, 2007), but older readers may appreciate this surreal counting book's sophisticated themes and elaborate illustrations.—Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA
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Book Description Simon & Schuster (Juv), 1979. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0027702502-2-4
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