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Entertaining but not as good as the first
on August 2, 2009
The "My Father's Dragon" books are good fun, but quirky. The author has given "my father" a name (Elmer). Most of the action in this sequel occurs on "Feather Island," which can drag on in places. The book is a little misnamed, because it's really about Elmer and the dragon's trip to Feather Island and what they do there. Some of the authorial quirks--like a tangerine-only diet, with the exact number of tangerines counted out--have gotten a little old. Our little boy was squirming a lot more in this one than in the first. But we read it to the end, and the end is very satisfying. Not at all a bad book. I'd like to give it 3.5 stars.
Note, having started book #3 in the series (The Dragons of Blueland), I note that it is possible to skip #2 without really missing a beat. You may or may not want to, but there's actually a nice plot continuity, since the beginning of #3 has the dragon flying away from Elmer's home.