Format:
Book
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Title:
Edition:
1st ed.
Publisher, Date:
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2008.
Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Summary:
All day, Baby Dragon turns down other animals' offers to go play or find a snack while he waits for his mother to return for him, but at nightfall, he agrees to go with Crocodile to find her.
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LCCN:
2007051883
ISBN:
9780763628406 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0763628409 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Other Number:
191922629
System Availability:
4
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
4
Control Number:
116054
Call Number:
E EHRLICH
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
2
# System items in:
2
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Author Biography

Amy Ehrlich has written more than thirty books for children, including JOYRIDE (a Booklist Best Book of the Decade) and RACHEL: THE STORY OF RACHEL CARSON. She is also the editor of the award-winning anthology WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE. She lives in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

Will Hillenbrand is the illustrator of many children's books, including THIS LITTLE PIGGY, edited by Jane Yolen, and KISS THE COW! by Phyllis Root. He is also the author-illustrator of DOWN BY THE STATION. He lives in Terrace Park, Ohio. - (Random House, Inc.)

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Publishers Weekly Reviews

Hillenbrand's (Counting Crocodiles ) expressive artwork shines in this well-structured story about a baby dragon that grows restless while waiting for his mother to return from an overnight trip. More puppy than dragon, more endearing than fearsome, Baby Dragon waits semipatiently for hours ("He drew a picture in the dirt. He counted his claws. He took a nap") but as day turns to night, he accepts a shifty-looking crocodile's offer to take him upriver to find her. Ehrlich's (When I Was Your Age ) plot climax is free of fear: when Baby Dragon realizes he's in danger, he bravely jumps to a convenient floating log while the villain doesn't even notice. The author emphasizes instead her protagonist's pint-size determination: he puts "one foot in front of the other, one foot in front of the other, one foot in front of the other" until he returns to the meeting spot designated by his mother. Hillenbrand uses a variety of media, then tweaks it all digitally to achieve layered, batiklike effects—despite the dense patterning, his compositions are light and harmonious. Winning. Ages 4–8. (Aug.)

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