Friday, October 28, 2011

31 Days of Reading with Your Children // Day 28


PhotobucketIt's been a while since I mentioned any books that we love for little boys so it's high time I add another one to this series. My Father's Dragon, and it's sequels Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland, is one such series. These were recommended to me by Lauren over at Baseballs and Bows a year or so ago. The fact that they were the first chapter books that she had read with her son, and now her daughter, intrigued me. When we first read them, N1 was six and I had been on the look-out for smallish chapter books for her. Upon Lauren's thoughts, I immediately reserved book one at the local library. (Fun fact: Lauren and I live in the same area and it has been known to happen that we are both trying to get the same book from our local library at the same time. Hazards of bloggy literary connections!) : )

Back to our story. This book was WONDERFUL! When N1 and I sat down to read it, we couldn't put it down. At the end of every chapter, she said, "Just one more!" and since the chapters were 3-4 pages, I obliged. The story is about an adventure that the storyteller's father had - the main character never has a name, but is referred to as "my father" the whole time. He sets off on an adventure to Wild Island to rescue a baby dragon. With only his knapsack full of supplies, he manages to get by many and varied wild animals in his quest. First published in 1946, this book has stood the test of time and gets two thumbs up from our house. : )

If you have any little boys in your home (or even girls that love a good adventure story!) you need to check these books out! We have since added these books to our home library, and bought our boy cousin a set of last year for his birthday. 

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  1. I wholeheartedly agree! We love these books and have enjoyed them as some of the first chapter books read for both my boys. We've also listened to them in the car at least once. And no one has gotten tired of them...a mark of a great book.

  2. My boys are all grown now, but we used to love reading My Father's Dragon. (I don't think we ever read book two or three.) I recently bought it for a family with two little boys because it is so appealing. I'm glad others are discovering it.


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