Oh So Brave Dragon

David Kirk, Author
David Kirk. Feiwel and Friends, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-250-01689-8
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The fluffy white hero of Kirk's Oh So Tiny Bunny (2013) imagined himself as a giant, towering above the landscape; likewise, the red, scaly narrator of this companion story has no doubt that he's the bravest of them all. "See my bravery as I flap my oh so mighty wings!" he boasts as adorable white rabbits flee in terror, squirrels cower, and a yellow bird holds onto the dragon's tail for dear life. Of course, a dragon is nothing without a mighty roar, and Kirk gives readers an extreme closeup of its maw that wedges the letters of the word "roar" amid his pointy fangs, glistening uvula, and a passel of terrified, wild-eyed bees. But did that scary roar belong to the dragon or to a monster? Suddenly, the dragon's protective side is on display; he gathers a cluster of forest animals in his big wings, and together they roar loudly (and repeatedly) to scare away the imagined monster. Rest assured: children will be roaring right along with them. Ages 2–6. Agent: Barry Goldblatt, Barry Goldblatt Literary. (May)
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