Bookwyrm just finished reviewing The Popcorn Dragon! This is another classic treasure, originally written in 1953!
- By Jane Thayer, Illustrated by Lisa McGue: 1953, 1989, Morrow Junior Books
- An adorable dragon learns not to show off and finds a better way to make friends
- Anthropomorphic creatures, traditional Western-looking dragon (Bookwyrm loves Mother Dragon’s eyes)
- Best as a read aloud, ages 5+
Some questions & ideas to discuss:
Questions before you read —
- Where do you think this book is set?
- How is popcorn made?
- What do dragons like to eat?
After you read —
- What does Dexter look like? How is he different from the other animals in the story?
- Twice the elephant puts down Dexter’s ability to blow smoke. Why does he do this?
- Is Dexter bribing the other animals to be his friends? How are bribing and sharing different?
Bookwyrm gives The Popcorn Dragon 4 stars for being another classic treasure and having a good moral: even dragons shouldn’t show off!