When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore

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A visit to the beach gets a bit confused in When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore and illustrated by Howard McWilliam (Flashlight Press, 2011). This book is a warning for all those children who make perfect sandcastles, for a dragon is certain to move into it!

As the little boy plays in the sand, the dragon keeps getting him in trouble, from eating the brownies to blowing bubbles in the lemonade. Of course, no one else seems to see the dragon or even care about its presence in the boy’s sandcastle, but he sure has a fun day at the beach! The pencil and acrylic illustrations met the tone of the book well, and reading the story left my son eager to go to a beach to make his own sandcastle! 

Reviewed on November 28, 2011

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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