My Father's Dragon is about a young boy who is narrating a story his father once told him. It's a story about a boy who follows a cat onto a ship andMy Father's Dragon is about a young boy who is narrating a story his father once told him. It's a story about a boy who follows a cat onto a ship and gets lost. He ends up on this island all alone, at least he thinks. As he looks and walks around he meets all of these animals and they can talk! Each animal has a problem and a reason why they won't let him through that section of the island. But the boy somehow negotiates with them and is able to pass. Through this adventure the boy finds out about a trapped dragon and is determined to save it. So he meets more crazy animals and asks them what they know and none want to get involved. But the boy eventually finds his way to the dragon and saves it.
My favorite line of the story is "As my father and the dragon passed over the Ocean Rocks they heard a tiny excited voice scream, "Bum cack! Bum cack! We dreed our nagon! I mean, we need our dragon!" It's a bit silly but I love that it refers back to the beginning of the story. It's also a funny line.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a super easy read but it got my imagination going and the crazy amounts of imagery in this book were completely out there. I had a lot of fun reading this book, one because of the characters and just base of the story and two because I haven't read a book that simple in a very long long time. ...more
The Know It All is a book by A.J. Jacobs and it's about him attempting to read the Encyclopedia from A-Z in order to become the smartest person in theThe Know It All is a book by A.J. Jacobs and it's about him attempting to read the Encyclopedia from A-Z in order to become the smartest person in the world. It is a hard task but he begins and is learning a lot. Every chance he gets he finds a way to show off his knowledge whether it be by correcting someone or even playing Simon Says. After he gets to the F's he starts getting a bit tired of it all and wants to give up but right as he thinks he's going to something comes and motivates him to proceed in this project.
The theme I notice in this book is that there's no impossible goal if you really set your mind to accomplishing it.
Throughout the book the character and his wife are trying to have a baby but only fail yet, they never gave up. It reminded me of all of the people who are out there trying or really wanting something and just need to work hard to accomplish it but are too lazy to add that extra mile.
I really liked the book. It made me laugh a lot and it was a fun, simple book to read. It was also very interesting to read about a man who's trying to be the smartest man on earth.