Rabbit and Hedgehog head out for a picnic and the fun begins with a loud crack that turns out to be a dragon egg hatching. What else could Rabbit and Hedgehog do but bring the baby dragon home with them? At first,they have all sorts of fun and adventures together, then the dragon grows too big for the house with disastrous results; but happily they all work together to build a new home and celebrate with fireworks. Two little field mice follow the story from page to page.
The story is a heartfelt tale about true friends. A beautiful book, a delightful read.
Lisa Falkenstern brings warmth and life to her charming characters with lush oil paintings, every time I look at an illustration I am delighted by some detail I missed before. Highly recommended.