A gently humorous, reassuring story that will help take the worry out of childhood fears "DRAGONS COME WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT THEM. You turn around and there they are." Worries, fears, anxieties they are all dragons and they sneak up on most of us at one time or another. Lots of people get them. Even really, really good people get them. And sometimes they are hard to get rid of. So what can a young boy with a bad case of the dragons do? He can pretend they are not thereżbut they are. He can pretend that they are really quite harmlessżbut they usually are not. Hugs from his mom help. Looking his dragon straight in the eye at least once every day helps even more. But most reassuring of all is the reminder that dragons don't stay forever. Kathryn Cave's lighthearted style and illustrator Nick Maland's appealing, pen and ink drawings exaggerate the humor of the text without minimizing the seriousness of the underlying themes. It is the perfect read-aloud story for young children whose fears can sometimes get the better of them.
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