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This bedtime story about bedtime stories shows how the wonderful curiosity and care of a little boy, with some help from one of his moms, can lead to magical and unexpected places. Join Noah and his cat, Diva, on this nighttime adventure and you too will leave with an unforgettable new dragon friend!
Paperback, 34 pages
Published February 18th 2011 by Two Lives Publishing (first published September 15th 2006)
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Veronica-ortega

This story A Different Dragon was about a little boy named Noah that is being read a bedtime story and he ends up meeting a dragon in it. The dragon is trying to be someting that other people and his friends expect him to act and be like,but he is the total opposite of what they expect him to be and Noah is trying to help him by talking to him and convincing him that being different or unique is ok and there will always be people or friends out there that like you for whom you are.

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Britt Kitko
Summary: "This bedtime story about bedtime stories shows how the wonderful care and curiosity of a little boy, with some help from his willing moms, can lead to magical and unexpected places. Join Noah and his cat, Diva, on this nighttime adventure and you too will leave with an unforgettable new dragon friend!"

Audience:
- Reading level-Late Early
- Genre-Fiction
- Topic- Imagination, being different

Curricular uses: Read aloud- Could be used to teach the concept of how people can be different, shar
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Jessica Breighner
Different Dragon
by, Jennifer Bryan
1. Brief Summary
A “not so little boy” named Noah wants to be independent and do things for himself but accepts help from one of his mothers. His mom tells him a bedtime story and asks questions so the story goes into the direction that he wants. Together they create memorable bedtime stories.

2. Potential Audience (Genre, Topic, and Reading Levels)
The genre of this book is Imaginative fiction
Topic is about acceptance of differences or of something that does not
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Jean
Mar 11, 2014 Jean added it
The book different dragons by Jennifer Bryan and Danamarie hosler is about a child imagining a story his two moms are tell him. The book is best suited for kids that are five and older. It best fits five year olds because the book kinda long and the kids could understand the message it's trying to say. It best fits children five years because the book points out that the kid has two mothers and younger ones won't notice it.A parent would choose this book because it's about two mom's that tell a ...more
Lorena Del
The book The Different Dragon is a story about a boy named Noah and how Noah has two moms. In the book Noah asks one of his mothers to tell him a story and she tells him a story in which he meets a dragon. The dragon is trying to be what everyone expects him to be but he doesn't want to be that person. In fact he is the complete opposite. Noah then tries to help by telling him that he should be whoever he wants and that it’s okay to be different.
This book is great not only for kids ages 7 and u
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Jasmine Valencia
What I thought about this book called different dragon was quiet a different vibe it had a lot of different things like the plot had like a different feel to me like I thought that the dragon was going to hurt the little boy. This book really got to me when it turned out that he really wasn’t a bad dragon he was just hurt because the dragon said that he couldn’t be fierce anymore so that really got to me when that happened. The book also said that the little boy has two moms and no dad. So that ...more
Emma
The book The Different Dragon is about a boy named Noah, who is being told a bedtime story and along the way he makes a friend that is a dragon.Noah makes friends with the dragon show people that being different is okay. It doesn't matter who or what you are. He tries to convince the dragon by telling him that being different doesn't matter and that there will always be someone who will like you for who you really are and that he will makes friends and be happy. Making friends is a good thing no ...more
Elvira Luz
The book " The different dragon" by Jennifer Bryan teaches the reader to give someone the chance to prove themselves before you stereotype them.

The audience that I believe will best suit this book will be fourth grades and up. The reason for that is because I feel that children and even adults should learn to be more tolerant. That just because, someone looks different or you heard rumors about them you should always give someone the chance to prove themselves before you miss lead yourself by
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Emone Grant
The different dragon is a story about a boy who has two mommies. In the story one of his mothers is telling him a bedtime story but it isn't a normal bedtime story, she is making the whole story up as she goes along. The story is interesting to children because the story that the mother is making up is a story that is interesting to her son. She is teaching him that the Dragon doesn't have to be mean, he can be nice. She tells her son that if the dragon is nice then people will like him better. ...more
Efren Acevedo
The Different Dragon is just an amazing book overall. The Different Dragon is about a boy with a bright imagination.The book describes the day a boy dreamt about his imagination until he finds a dragon is not the same.

I want to recommend this book to either the fourth through fifth graders, or to any child(s) that have gay parents. I would like 4th or 5th graders to read this type of book because the illustrations are fantastic and to make them think about life on how some of the racist things
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Adam Alvarado
The Different Dragon is about a young boy name Noah who has two lesbian mothers and goes through a magical journey with his cat Diva. they meet a confused dragon who doesn't want to act fierce any more, and instead picks up badminton.

I believe that this book is for all kids who love a good adventure and is still a child in heart, or any child who has homosexual parents because I believe that this book is stating that even with two mom or two dad you still could be a normal kid with a normal lif
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Bryan Sanchez
In the book "The Diffrent Dragon" it was about a kid dreaming about a dragon and his mom telling him about the dragon and also the bok is about a kid having two moms. This book is recommended for 3rd graders and up because kids have to understand at a young age that people throughout the world are diffrent and you have to accept them. The purpose of this book is to accept the people the way they are and this is proved by the dragon accepting the way he is. I really liked this book because the ki ...more
Amy Cardenas
i acually like this book after all. one of the things that caught my about this book was that that the littl boy in this book has two mothers. most children books have a mother and a father. its usuall a typical story , the mother and he father. but in this book it is very open minded because it has two lesbian mothers. it shows that a child is able to gow up and be maintained by two mothers . another things that i liked about the book was the illustrations . i think he illustrations can appeal ...more
Jaimemuniz
The different dragon is for grades first through fifth grade and ages five through ten. The book was about a bedtime story of a boy name Noah and his cat and they go on a adventure on a ship. Then they have to sail to the dragon cove and he thought that the dragon was going to be mean and with fire in his nostrils and long spittley red tongue but the dragon turn out to be different.
Someone who was two mom and feels like he the only in the world he not alone. My favorite part of the book was he
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Julie
The book "The Different Dragon" is about a boy named noah who takes a journey into a story his mom tells him. While on his amazing journey he meets a big green scray dragon who in the begginning of the story noah was scared of him. Then towards the end of the book he finds out that the dragon isnt all that scary, she is acually really nice and fun and all she wanted to do was play. I think a good audience for this book is 2-3 graders, because at that age(7-10) they should start learning that not ...more
Valerie
Summary: This bedtime story about bedtime stories shows how the wonderful care and curiosity of a little boy, with some help from his willing moms, can lead to magical and unexpected places. Join Noah and his cat, Diva, on this nighttime adventure and you too will leave with an unforgettable new dragon friend!

Potential Audience (reading level): transitional reader

Genre: Fantasy fiction

Topic: acceptance of those who are "different," untraditional family structure, loving others, imagination

Specif
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Michelle
Summary:
This bedtime story about bedtime stories shows how the wonderful care and curiosity of a little boy, with some help from his willing moms, can lead to magical and unexpected places. Join Noah and his cat, Diva, on this nighttime adventure and you too will leave with an unforgettable new dragon friend

Potential Audience (Reading level): Early/ Transitional

Genre: Imaginative Fiction

Topic: Acceptance of those who are “different”, it’s o.k. to be unique and original.


Specific Curricular Uses:
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Rebecca Ashley Teague
This is a great, child friendly story about a little boy named Noah. Noah is being told a bedtime story by one of his two mothers, Go-Ma. Go-Ma tells a story where Noah and his cat go on an adventure and he meets a dragon. The dragon doesn’t want to be fierce anymore and Noah lets his new friend the dragon know that he can decide how he wants to be. He doesn’t have to be what others expect him to be. I will use this book in my classroom to teach students about being imaginative. It’s also a good ...more
Juan Topete
When I first examined the books cover art I expect it to be like any typical child book, that carried a simple plot and typical cliche theme. Until I examined through out the story that the main character(Noah) had in fact two mothers. The main point that Jennifer Bryan was trying to make was the fact that children with same sex parents tend to think and act like most normal kids do to such events as brushing his teeth, playing with his toys, to even bed times stories.

Now the book does feature a
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Mhernandez
This is book is a good children's book in my opinion.This book is not just about a boy and a dragon.this book shows about a dragon who wants to be different from other dragons and a boy tries to help him. This book I would recommend to just about anyone,but I think it would be most suited for kids that are in kinder to first grade. I feel that the purpose of this book is to show that it is okay to be different and that you shouldn't let anyone make fun of you and kick you out from "regular"
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Andrew Gonzalez
In this story, The Different Dragon by Jennifer Bryan and illustrated by Danamarie, A boy named Noah was told a bed time story where he helps a dragon be himself.I think this book is suitable for kids from the sixth grade and above. I think it should be suitable for these kids at these ages because in the story their are two mothers that raise one child and I don't think its appropriate for kids that are younger for these ages to be open about this situation.
I thinks students and teachers and ma
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Stephanie_figueroa
The fairy tale that I read by Jennifer Bryan was briefly about this little boy around 6 years old named Noah. He has a very big imagination. He has two mothers. He has two cats, three fish, and a gerbil. In the story, that one of his mother’s told him, he had a friend dragon that is really nice and friendly , they road in a sailboat with each other and one of the cats of Noah, and they all get along very well. I think children from pre-kindergarten to first grade, and ages from (3-7) will fit pe ...more
Neriesanchez
The childrens book "A Diffrent Dragon" is about a boy named Noah that is being told a bed time story in which he meets a dragons and comes to discover the mean old dragon is actally sad. The scarey dragon has grown tired of being tough.I feel this book is thought out well because it is true that it does take alot of energy to hold up an act and some people do become tired. I recommend this book to anyone that also needs a bed time story because it also tells a great lesson.
Cristal
The story of " The Different Dragon" is about a boy named Noah. Noah asks his mom to read him a bedtime story. Along the way Noah helps make the story. This story is a kids book and it's not to difficult to read. This book in my opinion is for someone to learn that everyone has feelings. Like for example the dragon has feelings. I personally like the book and it's a great story that shows that some people also have two mothers in their families and nothing changes.
Katie
1. Summary: A “not-so-little” boy wants to do things for himself, but accepts a little bit of help from one of his moms. Together they create a memorable bedtime story.

2. reading levels:This is a good read for a transitional to fluent reader.
Genre: Imaginative fiction.
Topic: Acceptance of those who are different from you or to show that it is okay to stand alone and not fit the normal mold.

3. Specific curricular uses: This book could be used for a read aloud or independent reading.

4. Social i
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Rolando Cruz
This book The Different Dragon is about a kid named Noah when his Go-ma read him a bed time story he meets a dragon and Noah though he was like all dragons, but he was wrong the dragon was not like the others he was a nice dragon and Noah and the dragons become friends. Before all that happened Noah had been in a ship cruising the seas and having fun with
his cat and other characters.

I would recommend this book to 6-8 ages because this will make kids not to judge others by how they look and not
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Jessejuarez
The different dragon is a good novel to show how to not be like other. The story is about a dragon that trys to scare a kid but then the dragon startes to cry because hes not the type of dragon that likes to scare kids and that hes different but everyone think that they are all the same. This is a good book to read to younger kids like 2nd and 3rd graders to show them to not be like others because you might not like who you end up being. Kids should learn this because everyone is trying to be li ...more
Xavier
This book is about a young boy who has two moms and is being told a bed time story about seeing a dragon. This story tries to set an example that dangerous things are not always bad. The audience for this book is little kids. This book also tries to sneak in the idea of same sex marriages. I personal have nothing against that but I don't think it should be put into a children's book.
Celeste Aguilar
Brief Summary :
The book The Different Dragon is about a litlle boy named noah who is about the age of 6. He is pre-paring himself to go to bed and his mother reads/makes-up a bedtime story. In this story, noah and his cat are included and they are going to this dragon cove. They are intimidated by the dragon first, but then they get to see his dilemma. The dragon does not want to be a mean dragon, but himself. Noah teaches him its ok to be himself and not to worry.

I recommend this book for tea
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Leslie Enciso
The short story the different dragon is about a boy named Noah. Noah is being told a bedtime story by one of his moms. The bedtime story is about a dragon that is being pressured to the like they others. The dragon doesn’t want to be like the others and doesn’t know what to do. So the little boy tried to help the dragon with a piece of advice. This book would be suitable for a 2nd to 3rd grader. This book has sort of big words that younger kids might not understand. A parent might choose this b ...more
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