Monday, April 29, 2013

Return of the Library Dragon

Return of the Library Dragon
by Carmen Agra Deedy; illustrated by Michael P. White
32 pages; ages 4-8 (and, really, anyone who loves libraries and/or dragons)
Peachtree, 2012

After guarding the books of the Sunrise Elementary school library for the last 557 years, Miss Lotty is retiring. "If you leave, who will read to the little kids?" ask Milo. "The new librarian," says Miss  Lotty.

Then, disaster strikes. The books go missing, the card catalog is abandoned in the hallway and, it looks like Mike Krochip - the new tech-loving library fixer-upper is banishing print from the library. Miss Lotty is smoking mad over the booknapping, and Mike tries to sooth her ruffled scales by assuring her that children using flashy MePods will forget what books look like.

Wrong Thing to Say to Lotty.... who makes Mike hot under the collar, threatening to melt motherboards and more unless her books are returned. But all's well that ends well, as some famous scribe wrote.

This is a fun book for kids of all ages from those who read pictures to those who read the endpapers, which include such nuggets of wisdom as:
 "Google can bring you back 100,000 answers; a librarian can bring you back the right one." ~Neil Gaiman
 Review copy provided by publisher.


  1. Argghh! I haven't read the 1st Library Dragon book! Now I'm behind and must catch up!These books look so funny! Thanks for sharing!

    1. don't worry, Rhythm - I'm sure you can find it in the library in West, TX or wherever you're working these days. That is - if the IT people haven't taken out all the books....