One of our favorite books we read this year is Zephyr Takes Flight by Steve Light [see here], not too surprising considering my littlest daughter's fascination with all things airplane-related. As we browsed the new release picture book shelf at the library last week, Big Sis saw this book and asked if we could check it out. I had read about it somewhere - the cover was familiar - and said, sure. It wasn't until we read the book that I realized that the author-illustrator was none other than the man behind Zephyr.
|Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light.|
Candlewick Press, 2014.
The book is relatively simple. The little boy asks someone if they've seen his dragon. He thinks of a new place the dragon might be, and heads there to look. It's also a counting book. The illustrations are in detailed black and white, with the object(s) being counted in color.
My daughters may be too old for a counting book, but they will never outgrow fabulous illustrations. And who can outgrow a travelogue? Because before you know it, Light has taken you on a tour of New York City! Every place where the boy looks for his dragon is a location in New York. The endpapers outline each place the boy visits.
Can you guess where the boy finally finds his dragon? Note the style of dragon...
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