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Dragon's Fat Cat: Dragon's Fourth Tale (The Dragon Tales)

4.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  305 Ratings  ·  44 Reviews
Dragon finds a fat cat in the snow outside his house, brings it inside, and soon has a family.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published March 1st 1992 by Orchard Books (NY) (first published 1992)
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Scott Middleton
Mar 07, 2016 Scott Middleton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2nd-grade-2016
Dear Reader's in Mr. Middleton's Class,

Do you want to read a happy and sad story? If you want, I present to you "Dragon's Fat Cat." It's a dragon book. First Dragon heard a "meow" sound so he opened the door and there was a cat sitting in the snow. Again, Dragon looked outside and saw the cat in snow covered almost to his neck. When the day was almost done, Dragon heard a sound again. Dragon went out and saw a pile of snow that looked like a mountain. Dragon dug the pile and said, "You fat cat,
Sarah Holland
1. Personal reaction – This book was very sweet and humorous! Children will like the funny and animal aspects of this book. I also enjoyed how the book was split into ten page chapters. It made reading more fluid.

2. Purpose(s)/Use in the classroom
• read aloud to make a curricular connection: For young students, this book would be a great lesson in responsibility. The dragon in this story became responsible for a stray cat and realized the undertaking was no as easy as he thought. Students could
Hyeonjeong Lee
Personal reflection : I really like this book because of the main character. The main character is the dragon, who became a family with a cat. He gave a name for the cat and it was "cat". He thought "CAT" would be a good name for the cat. Before recommending them to read this book, I would ask children who give them their names and what their names' meanings are. It would encourage their interests. Also, while reading this book, the dragon made me feel very warm and comfortable. He prepared ever ...more
Oct 07, 2007 elissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents and preschoolers/kindergarteners
I didn't read that many easy readers in the 90's, but I love cats, so this one caught my eye shortly after it came out. The very short chapters are designed to be read by beginning readers, but they're too much fun to not be shared between parents and kids. I've loved reading it with both of my sons. Pilkey is hilarious!
Sep 13, 2011 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The tale of Dragon and his fat cat begins with a humble dragon sitting in his living room on a snowy January night. All is peaceful until Dragon hears a "meow" coming from outside his front door. After the cat refuses to come in from the cold Dragon grabs it and places it next to the fire. The story continues with Dragon trying to make living arrangements for the cat in his house but he quickly learns that taking care of a pet is no easy work. The fat cat is constantly making messes in Dragon's ...more
Becky B
A collection of related short stories in which Dragon learns the hard way about cat ownership.

There are several face-palm worthy moments in this book for Dragon, but he has great intentions and eventually takes good care of Cat. Kids should enjoy the antics and Dragon's steep learning curve.
Jul 15, 2015 Vicki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chapter
I LOVE the Dragon Tales by Dav Pilkey, this is very cute from the prospective of a cat owner like myself. The colorful illustrations remain faithful to each dragon book and the outdoor scenes remind me of Van Gogh's "Starry Night".
Oct 09, 2014 Myra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So, this was my all-time favorite episode of the TV show, and the book is also my favorite. Dragon finds a stray cat. And decides to keep it. But Dragon has no idea how to take care of a cat. Hilarity ensues.
May 05, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A cute book with a cute story. Sometimes the books are a little disappointing when you come from them after seeing a tv show about them, but this one was good.
Cute story about a Dragon being concerned with a cat, then the cat has kittens.
Sep 23, 2014 Jeanette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adorable book. My kids and I loved it!!!!
Dec 25, 2015 Sandie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
We loved it! What a fun book and the illustrations are way cute!

I have actually enjoyed pretty much all of Dav Pilkey's books that we have come across now. I wasn't a huge fan of the Captain Underpants series but my son enjoyed them back in like 3rd grade or so.

This book is about Dragon and the fat cat that he finds in the snow. When he trys to care for Cat as he named it, the errors are comical!

A very fun book. Good example of showing compassion to other creatures.
Jan 26, 2010 Marcus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Marcus by: Mummy
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This book is longer than the ones I usually pick out for my son, but he insisted on it and ended up loving it. In this Dragon story, he rescues a cat from the snow and learns how to take care of it. It's a cute and sweet story about responsibility in a way that children can easily understand and relate to. Definitely a good one. The "chapters" are also very short, which I think is a neat way to introduce children to longer books without overwhelming them.
Jan 02, 2011 Dolly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read chapter books
Shelves: childrens, humor, pets, 2011
A fun beginning chapter book featuring the lovable Dragon. We love the deadpan humor and the adorable illustrations in this story. It's just about as funny as The Adventures of Captain Underpants, but without the toilet humor. We really enjoyed this story and will look for more of these tales at our local library.
Dragon adopts a cat that he finds sitting outside his house one day. He and the cat quickly establish a typical cat/owner relationship. That is that the cat rules the household.

Like any Dav Pilkey book, this is a humourous story that young children will enjoy. It's status as an early reader will also appeal to parents looking to stretch their children's reading.

Randie D. Camp, M.S.
Dragon acquires a frozen cat, after he thaws out he makes a problem-some pet but Dragon gets some help and learns how to care for his cat. Dragon goes to the store to buy things for cat but he leaves something important behind...and when he returns for the left behind item, he finds five surprises!

Great book for emerging readers.
Mar 09, 2008 Marcia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-books
Love this series! Again a great one for early readers (1st grade). Funny, cute and great use of words they can read. If you don't know Dav Pilkey is the author Captain Underpants. He has LOTS of other series as well for all different levels. He's my son's favorite author (it helps that my son's name is David!).
Karen Stanford
Oct 13, 2013 Karen Stanford rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my all time favorite children's book. The story is funny yet teaches responsibility in pet ownership. The illustrations are amazing! I love watching my students read this book because they inevitably start laughing at one point in the book. It's real but not over the top.
Teketel Hessel-farmer
This was the first Dragon book we'd ever read and it was great! Beautiful and creative illustrations. And Dragon is a very accessible character. I think this book really taps into a child's sense of compassion and empathy for others...
May 18, 2010 Beth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
Dragon helps the fat cat avoid the snow and stay in his house. Dragon names this creature Cat. Dragon has a hard time training Cat as well. The kittens also like Dragon's bed.
This might be nice to read when getting a new pet.
My favorite of the Dragon Tales series (though I am biased because I love cats :D). This tale of Dragon discusses not only friendship and kindness, but also taking care of a pet.
Meghan Nels
This book was fun to read and funny but doesn't stand out as anything special. My students would probably only check it out because it's written by the same author as Captain Underpants.
Nov 09, 2013 ayanami rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, 2013
I've read this one three times now for work. The kids just love it. Charming illustrations and a very funny, heartwarming story.
Oct 29, 2011 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: from-library
29 months - Cute young reader chapter book. Funny ending. We'll have to read this one again when O is reading.
Amy Brown
Dragon finds a lost cat but has to learn what to do to take care of a kitty properly. Funny series. AR 2.8
Nov 20, 2008 happydog rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the Dragon books! They are pretty funny, especially this one! And of course I love the illustrations!
Another sweet book from Pilkey's Dragon Tales series. Funny, warm and quite enjoyable.
Jan 09, 2013 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alex loves this book, and so do I. It's a wonderful one for his age (5).
Oct 05, 2008 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is so sweet and adorable! All of the Dragon books are hilarious.
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David "Dav" Pilkey (b. March 4, 1966), is a popular children's author and artist. Pilkey is best known as the author and illustrator of the Captain Underpants book series. He lives near Seattle, Washington with his wife, Sayuri.

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