Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Trouble with Dragons (Debi Gliori)

The Trouble with Dragons
Debi Gliori
Walker Childrens
Fiction, YA Picture Book
***+ (Okay/Good)

DESCRIPTION: Dragons take their world for granted, building their cities and leveling their forests and spreading their garbage everywhere, until things start to go wrong.

REVIEW: A thinly-veiled message about civilization's toll on the environment, The Trouble With Dragons shows what went wrong with the dragon world, and how they worked together to make it right. Of course, it's easy in a picture book... It gets marks for actually mentioning that overpopulation is a problem, a topic many books shy away from. Will books like this save planet Earth? I doubt it, given a child's limited control over their world, but ignoring the issue sure hasn't worked...

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