…an entertaining read…White's brightly colored, squashed and squiggly full-bleed illustrations match the tale for good goofiness. Pro-book and library quotes on the endpapers and multiple punny book titles in the illustrations add an extra touch of fun. --Kirkus Reviews
…The airbrushed illustrations are filled with rich colors and provide wonderful perspectives… The book is pun-filled as a result of the characters' names and some of the book titles that appear in the colorful images. Bibliophiles who prefer to read books the old fashioned way rather than on Nooks or Kindles are likely to smile at all the tributes from children about the merits of real books… --Reading Today online, Aug. 1, 2012
…On the picture book front, Return of the Library Dragon by Carmen Agra Deedy, illustrated by Michael P. White (Sept.), is the sequel to 1994's The Library Dragon, which has sold around 137,000 copies and is still going strong, says president and publisher Margaret Quinlin. 'Librarians love the book and many use it to introduce the library to first graders. Many dress up like the dragon.' Of the sequel, she said, 'It's been coming for a long time' noting that the author and illustrator have been working on it for six years… --Publishers Weekly online, BEA mention, June 14, 2012
...an entertaining read...White s brightly colored, squashed and squiggly full-bleed illustrations match the tale for good goofiness. Pro-book and library quotes on the endpapers and multiple punny book titles in the illustrations add an extra touch of fun. --Kirkus Reviews, 7/15/2012
...Eye-catching airbrush art...allows readers to enjoy additional searches for humor in twisted book titles, spoofs on tech terminology, and plot or text similarities with the fiery original. Written with a love for the printed word that spreads to quotes on endpapers, this title will find a following with Miss Lotty s fans. --School Library Journal, October 2012
About the Author
Carmen Agra Deedy is a New York Times bestselling author and has been writing and traveling around the world telling stories for more than twenty years. Her books, including 14 Cows for America, The Library Dragon, The Yellow Star, and Martina the Beautiful Cockroach have received numerous awards and honors. Carmen has performed in many prestigious venues, but children are her favorite audience. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the United States as a refugee and like most immigrants sees the world from multiple perspectives.