This creative and unique children’s picture book set in New York City would make an excellent read aloud gift for any young child (2-5). A little boy has misplaced his enormous dragon and looks for him all over the city. Although, since the words NYC never appear, it could actually be any city to a small child.
The pen and ink illustrations and splashes of colour are intricate, ornate and folksy at the same time. It is a counting book (numbers 1 – 20) with a “Where’s Waldo” element as the search goes on, uptown and downtown. Of course the dragon is actually right there on every page which is half the fun. Is he eating a hotdog? going on the subway? riding a bicycle? reading a book? Each illustration is a two-page spread, even going vertical when a tall building needs accommodation.