This Book Is Not About Dragons

Shelley Moore Thomas Fred Koehler


This Book Is Not About Dragons

This Book Is Not About Dragons

  • Title: This Book Is Not About Dragons
  • Author: Shelley Moore Thomas Fred Koehler
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Hardcover



Meet a mouse narrator who stubbornly insists that this book contains absolutely no dragons not even a claw nor a flame nor any large, pointy scales Readers will know better and enjoy being in on the joke as a flock of dragons chase the mouse to the very end of the book within the book Suspense builds humorously as the energetic text insists there are no dragons in this bMeet a mouse narrator who stubbornly insists that this book contains absolutely no dragons not even a claw nor a flame nor any large, pointy scales Readers will know better and enjoy being in on the joke as a flock of dragons chase the mouse to the very end of the book within the book Suspense builds humorously as the energetic text insists there are no dragons in this book, leading to a clever, unexpected ending Clever artwork by Fred Koehler provides fun scenes to linger on and details to discover over multiple readings.


Recent Comments "This Book Is Not About Dragons"

OMG the kids just loved this book. It's a great one for a read aloud because they can easily participate with the frequent repetition of "this books is not about dragons" and they loved pointing and trying to tell me where the dragons are (and I, of course, played dumb just like the mouse, telling the story). At the end, the mouse changes the title to This book is about dragons. I loved that, because it worked perfectly for our lesson on titles - what they are, where they are, and how they tell [...]

Received at BEA Chicago 2016!!Nope! Absolutely not! No Dragons here! You must look elsewhere. Not sure what you heard, but nothing of that kind is lurking between the pages. Behind that tree, or in the sky or that fire?? UmmmThis is so freaking cute. And the look on that mooses face when he sees these dragons had me dying. I could totally see my niece making her mom read this story to her over and over and over again.

This is a great book not about dragons. You will find no dragons on any of the pages in this book That is what the mouse belives, but the kids know better. The book is great to read to your children, as they shout out where the dragons are.Iwould recommend this book to parents, teachers, and dragon fans a like. Although, you will find "no" dragons in this books

I may try this as a readaloud when school starts again to see how my kids feel about it. They often enjoy books where the audience has privileged information the narrator is lacking, so they may find it amusing.

This mouse is in serious denial.

Pretty entertaining

One of those books that just "works" on all counts. The illustrations are fantastic and the story made me laugh. I can see so many ways to share this book with kids.

My ReviewThis book is hilarious. My 9yo daughter adored it and giggled uproariously the whole way through. I actually didn't get to read it to her she insisted on reading it to me with the greatest of gusto. On each page, our delusional hero gets more and more insistent there are NO DRAGONS in this book! Miss R enjoyed pointing out all the evidence to the contrary and all the other hidden fun within its pages. We are a dragon loving family and this book is a new favorite among dragon-themed book [...]

Readers are assured time and time again that this book is not about dragons. Therefore there can't be any dragons in this book. The narrator, a mouse, is happy to point out where readers are mistaken in identifying dragon-like shapes in the illustrations. No, that's a rabbit, no, that's a truck. Definitely no dragons here. Obviously, there are dragons. Everyone can see them. And by the end, the mouse is shaking in his boots. DRAGONS! Similar set up to "The Monster at the End of this Book," but g [...]

A mouse insists that this book is not about dragons, despite the evidence apparent on every page. I can't wait to use this for storytime. I can just picture the kids pointing and yelling at obvious signs of dragons. Definitely going to try this one in the future!Edited 1/23/18: I used this one for storytime today and it. was. a. hoot. The kids, as predicted, pointed and shouted at every page, letting me know there was, in fact, a dragon there. The adults in the room were tickled at the kids' res [...]

A very funny book about dragons hiding on the page while the mouse claims there are no dragons. It is a tad too long for storytime.

This book is not about dragons, even though there are fiery holes appearing everywhereDragons

This story works beautifully with pre-school children.Meet a mouse narrator who stubbornly insists that this book contains absolutely no dragons--not even a claw nor a flame nor any large, pointy scales. Readers will know better. Suspense builds humorously as the energetic text insists there are no dragons in this book, leading to a clever, unexpected ending. Clever artwork by Fred Koehler provides fun scenes to lingeron, and details to discover over multiple readings.

Despite the title, there are bits of dragons on every page, along with the evidence (fires, etc.) of their being there. A pretty funny book.

Since the debut of David Wiesner's The Three Pigs (2001), the world of picture books has never been the same. The opportunity to play with the "meta" level of stories and invite the reader behind the scenes has been gleefully accepted by many authors. But even before that, there was The Monster at the End of this Book (1971), with the narrator blithely breaking the fourth wall to directly address the reader. Shelley Moore Thomas has created a book that shares features of those beloved favorites [...]

This book reminded me a lot of The Monster at the End of this Book, which was one of my favorite books as a child. In this story, the mouse is insisting that there are no dragons in the book, but every page has a dragon on it - even if it's just a small part, like the claws. I could almost hear the giggling of small children in my head, even though I read this book alone.Kids will love finding the dragon on every page. And the mouse's explanations of the dragons actually being clouds, or a truck [...]

This book is funny, scary in a good way, and should be exciting for any readers 4–8 years of age. The illustrations are exceptional and complement the story well, and create action that the text alone would not be able to. Even though the little mouse is clueless, he's pretty lovable. Well developed story, even if we are able to figure out the ending partway through. It's still fun to see how far the mouse will go.

Although the main character, mouse, denies that there are dragons in this book you must look through the illustrations and challenge his theory. The illustrations are very big and colorful. The suspicious activity in the background is funny and the clues that the mouse denies are there bring the reader into the action. The mouse challenges you to read to the end and find those dragons - that are not there. Reminiscent of the Monster at the End of This Book story.

This book is funny, scary in a good way, and should be exciting for any readers 4–8 years of age. The illustrations are exceptional and complement the story well, and create action that the text alone would not be able to. Even though the little mouse is clueless, he's pretty lovable. Well developed story, even if we are able to figure out the ending partway through. It's still fun to see how far the mouse will go.

Add this to the strain of books that are 'not about' topics - taking the negative side of a statement to draw in readers along with silly humor.Flashy illustrations will attract attention. The description says, "were created using crumpled paper and various incendiary devices including smoke bombs, firecrackers, and blow torches." I'm not amused by this.

I liked this book, but would have liked it better if the pictures didn't look oddly stagnant. I don't know what it was about the pictures, but it seemed like the characters were frozen in their positions. It reminded me too much of sleep paralysis, when you want to move but can't.

This book made me think back to my all-time favorite as a kid: The Monster at the End of the Book.

metafiction

This one reminds me of The Monster at the End of This Book, which is my all-time favorite!

Meh

Fun interactive metafiction.

Cute fourth-wall breaker, and the repetition works well with getting kids to participate without getting too boring.

I love this silly, interactive book about (or NOT about) dragons. There are clues on each page for young readers to find, and the ending is fitting and hilarious. Very clever and funny!

quite funny


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