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Kenny & the Dragon, Book 1

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Animals star in fun remake of "The Reluctant Dragon."

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age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+


Creative. The message and art inspires kids. I remember reading this when I was younger and loved it. The art inspired me and stayed without me throughout time and I can't wait to read this memorable book to my kids someday.
age 5+

Is It Any Good?

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This remake of a children's classic subs animal characters for humans to tell a gentle, lighthearted story. Tony DiTerlizzi both wrote and illustrated Kenny & the Dragon, and he includes many references to "The Reluctant Dragon," on which it's based, including naming the main character Kenny, the dragon Grahame, and naming where they live, Shepard Hill, after the illustrator of "The Reluctant Dragon," E.H. Shepard. He even works in a direct mention of the original story.

Standing on its own, this story is pleasant and enjoyable. But the original is still in print, in case families would like to compare.

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