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An exciting story with a peaceful message.
on 24 October 2000
The princess-eating exploits of the meat-eating dragons of the forest of Nogard finally become too much for the king who initiates a dragon hunt. Unfortunately, the dragon the king's men capture is actually a vegetarian. Scorned by other dragons, Herb is, nevertheless, about to be made their scapegoat when the intervention of a little girl suggests an alternative solution.
This book has all the elements which my 4 year old son declares necessary for a good story - knights, dragons and plenty of excitement. But this book is different - there is no battle or victory; the outcome is, instead, tolerance and compromise. The book is a good starting point for a discussion on how it is possible for two points of view to co-exist and on the consequences of discrimination. It also got my son very excited about growing, and eating, vegetables!