Monday, May 10, 2010

"Donner the Western Dragon" by Suzanne Davis Narion

"Donner the Western Dragon: A Hero's Tale" by Suzanne Davis Marion and illustrated by Marj Hales is a cute story for little kids. It is about a dragon that plays with a unicorn. He admires nature instead of breathing fire with the other dragons. He is accused of being weird (reading between the lines implies he is effeminate for playing with girls instead of boys). Anyway, one day, there is a snow storm and the dragons are stuck. They try to use fire to melt the snow, but they have used up all of their flame from playing. So, Donner, with plenty of firepower at his disposal, saves the day. There are many parallels for young ones to catch onto, and the artwork is of the utmost quality.

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