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George And The Dragon
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 7 February 2006
My son is just over 3 and was introduced to this book at nursery when he was about 2. He loves it, knows it off by heart and it is fun for adults to read as well. As many people reading this site will know, it can get tedious reading the same book over and over again but not so with this one, it's just great. This is one of the best books around for small children - and as the reviews here show it appeals to a reasonably large age range (2-3 and 5-6). A triumph.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 26 February 2005
This is my son's favorite. He is five and a half and this book has been his favorite for over a year - and he has many, many good books ! The illustrations are great (and we are very fussy !!! ), the text is witty, simple and ever so British ! and this brilliant story is short enough to be read when we are in a hurry. My boy is half British, but we live in France, and if he understand English very well, he doesn't speak much, apart from this book which he knows by heart and enjoys ever and ever again. One of my favorite too...and to my view, it deserve to become a Classic.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 19 May 2006
'George and the Dragon' is a funny story all about a mouse called George who rescues a princess from a terrifying dragon.

Our favourite parts of the story are when the dragon smashes the castle wall down to kidnap the princess and when the dragon, who is afraid of mice, sees George and screams 'Aaaah!'.

The illustrations in the book are colourful and a lot of the story is told through them.

The only part of the book we did not like was the the princess' thank you tea, bcause the author uses too many 'and's.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 13 July 2009
My three year old son LOVES this book. It was first read to him at nursery & when I picked him up that day he couldn't stop talking about 'the mighty dragon'- he'd even remembered some of the text word-for-word. Since we got our own copy it's been his (and my) favourite.

The illustrations are truly stunning- they fill the page, with just one line of large text at the bottom, making it ideal for those just starting to read for themselves, whilst non-readers will find they soon remember the words that go with each picture, and will enjoy joining in. My son loves it when we cuddle up, turn the light down low and whisper together: "Far, far away, in the high, high mountains, in a deep, deep valley, in a dark, dark cave...there lived (pause for effect) A MIGHTY DRAGON!"(cue dramatic voice).

The story itself, whilst starting off quite dramatically is actually a lighthearted tale of how the fierce & terrible dragon is secretly afraid of mice, and what happens when one (the George of the title) moves into the cave next door. It's fun to read out loud for adults too, which can't be bad when you sometimes find the same book requested several times a day for weeks on end.
All in all a lovely book for younger children who like all things dragon-related!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 19 May 2006
Our class really enjoyed reading this book. We read it about 5 times! We particularly liked the bit where the furniture was upside down on the ceiling of George's cave and when the dragon jumped out of his skin when he saw the little mouse. It made us laugh a lot! However, we disliked the pages which used too many 'ands'! Mrs Shoard and Class BS are not allowed to use this many 'ands' in our writing. Nonetheless, we did think this book was a fabulous read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I bought several of the Red Fox Mini Treasures books because we're out and about a lot but the kids do enjoy a story. The mini edition is the perfect size to put in a handbag/ changing bad/ buggy pouch and is such good value for money.

I particularly liked this story because it has such as positive `David and Goliath' type message. The dragon is a powerful and strong creature who seemingly cannot be vanquished; but he is scared of George, the little mouse who comes round to borrow some sugar for his tea.

A charming tale and wonderful (and somewhat traditional) illustrations; I'll enjoy reading this with the kids..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 January 2011
We love this book because it has loads of really good pictures. There are two stories going on at once. One is in the writing and one is in the pictures. The drawings are excellent and perfect and funny.It is really good because the pictures are detailed.We think dragons should not be afraid of mice but it makes us laugh. Very good for children of all ages and our teacher loves it as well.
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on 28 March 2012
This is one of my toddler son's favourite books and one of the few I am prepared to tolerate night after night.

A fearsome and terrifying dragon captures a princess but she is inadvertently saved by the dragon's new neighbour, a little mouse.

The language is simple, yet captivating and there is plenty of excitment and humour for small children to temper any fear of the ferocious and violent dragon. It demonstrates to children that even the largest and scariest of creatures have things that they are frightened of, and that even the smallest and most inoffensive of creatures can be heroes in their own way.

My little boy knows this book off by heart and he joins in with vigour everytime, especially when the dragon squeals at the sight of the mouse.

The illustrations are rich and vivid with lots of little details like the individual horsemen being knocked over by the dragon or the bones outside the dragon's cave. Combined with the text it gives the impression of an old fashioned fairy tale and both my son and I give this book two very big thumbs up.
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on 10 May 2011
I bought this book with accompanying DVD, to kick start a half term topic on Castles and Kingdoms and have to say it has been fantastic. The story is uncomplicated and straight forward and I have been able to create weeks and weeks of valuable lessons from it - from writing from different characters points of view to developing interesting descriptive language use. I have a class of boys and the story has proved to be a great success. It features a 'mighty' dragon who is mean and ferocious and a little brown mouse called George. George moves into the cave next door and it turns out (much to the kidnapped princess' relief) that the dragon is terrified of mice. She invites George to move into the castle which results in no more dragon problem!

Very highly recommended
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 November 2010
I've bought so many copies of this book as gifts for my children's friends aged between 3 and 5 - it's a simple, witty and exciting story with fabulous illustrations. 'George, the Dragon and the Princess' also fantastic, by the same author.
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