Author(s): Jackie Morris
In this enchanting book, Jackie Morris conjures a world where everyone has their own dragon, exploring all their variety through lyrical text and beautifully realised illustrations.
One of the absolute highlights of the autumn - the immensely talented Jackie Morris has produced a breathtaking picture book which teachers will fall upon. Superbly imaginative, rich in colour and movement, it will be used in the classroom for creative writing, drama, literacy, arts and oral skills, as well as being enjoyed in its own right as an example of the best in picture book writing and production. This is a magical book which children will delight in, and if it's not on the Kate Greenaway shortlist for 2009 I'll be amazed. -- Marilyn Brocklehurst Bookseller The ultimate dragon book portrays every kind of dragon a child can imagine - wind dragons, star dragons, ice dragons, even dragons small enough to sit behind the ear - and it leaves the door open for more to be invented by the reader beside the tiny dragons being hatched on the final endpapers. Bookseller In this beautiful book children describe their own fantastical dragons, from the tiny, rainbow winged variety that whispers in ears to the dragon as big as a village with a tail as long as a river. Daily Telegraph Dragons generally get bad press, but author/illustrator Jackie Morris dispels their fearsome reputation with Tell Me a Dragon. Every kind of dragon, each accompanied by a child who describes the virtues of his or her particular dragon, is shown in splendid, colourful spreads. Irish Examiner Nothing captures the imagination like dragons! Here is a whimsical gallery of dragons in every shape, size and temperament from a beast as big as a village to a tiny species with whisper-thin wings, a sea-dragon that races dolphins on the waves and more. Enchanting. ABC Best Books for Children "I liked this book, and I liked making up my own dragon at the end." Clara Belle, aged 4 Church Times Children learn to read by talking about what is in the pictures first and they will want to talk about these breathtakingly atmospheric and soul-capturing illustrations because they are like magnets drawing the reader's eyes into every detail... A truly imagination-stirring read that will excite young readers, ignite their imaginations and those of the adults reading to/with them. Early Years Educator Tell Me a Dragon is a beautiful bedtime story book, a great classroom aid and a feast for both adults and children. Western Telegraph A breathtaking picture book that will fire the imagination of all who read it... Be inspired by this magical book to tell your own dragon stories. tBk Mag "My pick of the picture books of 2009 is the exquisitely illustrated 'Tell Me A Dragon'. Jackie Morris's sumptuous illustrations complement a deceptively simple and thought-provoking text." Marylin Brocklehurst, Norfolk Children's Book Centre Eastern Daily Press Morris's illustrations and text are sure to fire the imagination! School Librarian
JACKIE MORRIS lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales, with children, dogs and cats. Ever since leaving college, Bath Academy of Art, at least one cat has watched over her while she works. Big cats and small are a passion in her life, and it was while reading and watching her cat Pixie sleeping in winter that the idea for I am Cat came about. Among her many books for Frances Lincoln are The Ice Bear, The Snow Leopard, Tell me a Dragon, and How the Whale Became by Ted Hughes. To visit Jackie's website click here