It’s been around for a while, but we’ve only just recently discovered Tell Me a Dragon, by Jackie Morris, and we’re captivated by it. Who hasn’t dreamed of having their own magical beast, whether it’s “made from the sun and the stars…eats sweet, perfumed flowers…plays, racing dolphins in the waves.” Read about the many different types of dragons, both big and small, those that soar above the land or dive deep beneath the sea. City dwellers, those that make a home in a castle, or in the snowy mountain peaks. Let your imagination sprout wings and “Tell me about your dragon.” This is how the book finishes, but story time is far from over. Kids will cherish the moment, their eyes will light up and smiles will beam as they share the traits of their very own dragon.

The dragon egg illustration that you see behind the book is the opening end papers. At the close, eggs have begun to hatch. Text on each page is a short sentence or two. Rather poetic and could act as story prompts. Morris’ illustrations have us mesmerised. There’s no specific time or place, they exist within fantasy, within our dreams.


  • Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
  • 4-8 years
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