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Kenny & the Book of Beasts: Kenny & the Dragon, Book 2

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Rabbit and friends' adventures make for fast, fun sequel.

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Kenny's parents are a lovely example of unconditional support while also providing structure, limits, expectations, and advice in Tony DiTerlizzi's warm, fun, adventure-packed fantasy sequel. The rabbits have mature, honest conversations with Kenny, whether about his car, his chores, or his friendships. Kenny & the Book of Beasts offers a model for navigating many of the complex feelings of friendship, loyalty, and insecurity that readers are feeling in their own lives. There's an important moment in the early chapters that sets the tone of the story, when Kenny and his friends walk away from an exciting activity because its stereotyping of dragons made Grahame feel bad. This scene has likely played out in readers' lives in different ways, and Kenny's support offers some tools for standing up for what's right. There's lots of magic and warmth here, and even the moments of danger and worry are mild enough for young readers.

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