Me and My Dragon: Scared of Halloween

David Biedrzycki. Charlesbridge, $17.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-58089-659-7
In this companion to Me and My Dragon (2011), the boy from the first book tries to assuage his red dragon’s fears about Halloween and its attendant creatures. “Poor dragon,” the boy sighs. “I explained to him that mummies, zombies, and werewolves aren’t real.” The boy is sure that the perfect costume is just the cure that’s needed, and the book is largely a canvas for Biedrzycki to show off an array of Halloween costumes that don’t work for one reason or another (often fire-related). The author’s deadpan narration remains a highlight, though the resolution won’t come as a surprise to readers of the first book, which featured a similar Halloween scene. Ages 4–7. (July)
Reviewed on: 07/22/2013
Release date: 08/01/2013
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