CHILDREN’S, PARENTING & EDUCATION TITLES
When a Dragon Moves In
Jodi MooreIllustrations by Howard McWilliam
“One to take a look at.” —Ed Spicer, member,2009 Caldecott committee, on
I Need My Monster
•Co-op available•Illustrator’s previous books sold more than 50,000 copies
On a beautiful day at the beach, a young boy brings hisbucket, shovel, and imagination, and builds a perfect sandcastle. Right away, a dragon moves in. The boy decides tobefriend his dragon and they spend time roaming theshore, flying a kite, braving the waves, defying bullies, androasting marshmallows—all while Dad is busy sunbathingand Mom is engrossed in her book. Unfortunately, no onebelieves the boy when he tries to share the news of thismagnificent creature. That’s when the mischief begins, andthe dragon becomes a force to be reckoned with. Whileadults will recognize the naughty antics as a ploy forattention, children will dissolve into giggles as the dragondevours every last sandwich, blows bubbles in the lemon-ade, and leaves claw prints in the brownies. Maybe thedragon really is running amok on the beach, or maybe it’sa little boy’s imagination that is running wild.
is a freelance magazine writer and has workedas chief contributing editor of the Promo Network. She lives in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania.
is the illustrator of the critically acclaimed
I Need My Monster.
He was chosen as National Young Cartoonist of the Year at the age of 12. A regularcover artist for the
magazine, he also illustrates for the
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