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Aunt Severe and the Dragons
When Daniel's explorer parents vanish, he is forced to live with his strict and rather strange Aunt Severe. And his problems only increase when Daniel finds four lost dragons hiding in her garden. But before he can help, three of them are captured by evil Gotcha Grabber and thrown into a zoo. And so, with the help of Dud - the shy and clumsy fourth dragon - Daniel sets out ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 8th 2010 by Andersen
(first published 2010)
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This book doesn't have the depth or cleverness to be particularly fulfilling to adult readers, but I think it would make a nice early read-aloud for 4-7 year olds. The plot twists may be fairly predictable, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing for young listeners, who love to feel in command of things. Plus, for them many of the old plot standbys will still be fresh and fun, including the missing parents, the ridiculously strict aunt, the forgotten identities, and the slow-witted bad guys. The ...more
Jul 21, 2012 Melanie rated it liked it
Daniel has to go live with his aunt after his parents disappear. He refers to his aunt as Aunt Severe because that is how she dresses and acts. One day he finds himself face to face with 4 young dragons who lead him on the adventure of his life.