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The Discovery of Dragons

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Gorgeous art and scaled-up humor for tweens up.

Book Graeme Base Humor 2007
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This hilarious and gorgeously illustrated large-format book is written at a very high level, with sophisticated humor and references that will need to be explained to kids. But you'll be having so much fun that you won't mind a bit.

While the paintings of dragons are arresting (though the decision to have them extend an inch or two past the fold was a poor one) and the text witty, kids will especially enjoy perusing the comic strips at the bottom of each spread. The entire book, including flap copy, dedication, and Publisher's Notes, is one big goof, and will reward the time spent investigating every corner of this delightful volume. Don't be surprised if you enjoy it even more than your kids do.

Book Details

  • Author: Graeme Base
  • Illustrator: Graeme Base
  • Genre: Humor
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • Publication date: September 1, 2007
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 12
  • Number of pages: 42
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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