Jenn here with today’s Page-Turning Monday post. Today’s book is:
Written by Mercer Mayer
This is a fun story about a timid dragon who wants nothing more than to be brave knight, and one day he goes out searching for adventure! He finds a princess who needs help, and things do not go as planned……but in the end it all works out!
I really enjoyed this book (but I have loved everything I have read by Mercer Mayer). It has a fun story with entertaining pictures and it will appeal to girls and boys alike! It has everything-a dragon, a princess, brave knights, dueling kingdoms, and of course a happy ending 🙂
Hmmm now….activities…..lets see
-I would break out the cardboard and definitely make a shield and sword for your little one to be a brave knight. Or break out the crown and fancy dress for your little one to be a princess.
-Act out the story! Who wouldn’t love pretending to be a dragon!!
-Combine this story with learning about the letter D. Make it “D for dragon”. -*You could make a dragon out of the letter D. Just follow the Pinterest instructions for D for Dinosaur and alter it a little by adding smoke and/or fire coming out of its nose/mouth.
*You could work on the “dr” blend with dragon and dress (princesses dress)
-Talk about what it means to be timid. Explain to your child how some people are more timid than others. Talk about getting out of your shell and having an “adventure”.
-Go on an adventure with your little one. It may just be a nature walk through the woods, yard, or down Main Street, but let your imaginations run wild…..let them carry their “sword” for protection or wear their princess dress. When you are pretending the possibilities are endless!
I am sure you could find more things via Pinterest or google!
I hope you enjoy this book as much as we did!
Until next time,