Sam Ling Toy is a kind hearted business man in San Francisco's Chinatown. He can't ignore a homeless animal, and makes a place for all of them, including what appears to be a small lizard.
Sam Ling Toy has brought home a baby dragon, and the dragon just wants to be useful. With his "horns of silver and whiskers of silk and a long and wiggly tail", and one red and one green eye, the dragon sets off to make himself useful. Much as Make Way for Ducklings is a child's tour of part of Boston, "The Useful Dragon of Sam Ling Toy" is a child's tour of San Francisco's Chinatown. Eventually, the dragon finds a role where he is really useful.
A charming children's book about a dragon in San Francisco.
E. M. Van Court