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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Lexile Measure: 570L (What's this?)
  • Series: Good Knight
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile; First Edition edition (September 21, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525479279
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525476955
  • ASIN: 0525476954
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Three lovable little dragons from the Dutton Easy Readers series that began with Good Night, Good Knight (2000) now appear in a large-format picture book. When a friendly old wizard asks them to watch his cats while he is gone, they readily agree. Later, unable to read his instructions, the preliterate dragons are baffled but still game. They pore over his illustrated message, guess at the words, and use clues from the pictures he has drawn, but they wildly mistake his meanings. In one case, they imagine that a pool of water means "take the cats swimming" rather than "give the cats fresh water." Well suited to reading aloud, the story is written with a keen ear for language and a good understanding of what makes young children laugh. Meisel's ink-and-watercolor illustrations, full of lively details, are as entertaining as the story. Sure to please the not-reading-quite-yet set as well as the many fans of the previous books. Carolyn Phelan
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About the Author

Shelley Moore Thomas lives in California.

Paul Meisel lives in Connecticut.


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I read this story with my 4 and 2 year old.
Kevin
Hilariously, the dragons do the best they can with the cats getting the worst of it (great for dog lovers!)
Kerry S.
This is one of a very few kids books that make me laugh out loud.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jen B on September 19, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My four year old girl has been enamored with dragons for a couple of years, and has lately gotten very interested in knights, castles, etc. I quickly found that there is very little out there that is appropriate for smaller children, on the subject of knights. Either the information is too complex, or more likely, too gruesome for my taste. When I discovered this sweet series, I immediately wanted all of them.
I really like the way the verses flow and how the author repeats the action over and over. So many rhyming books for kids sound awkward and forced, but not these. They are just wonderful!
These are just fun books. I'm glad my library has them, but we are buying them too, so we can read them whenever we want! It is a refreshing angle to the knight and dragon relationship. Nearly everything else I found was adversarial, and since we love dragons, I was sorry about that.
If you have a child who loves knights and dragons, also check out Tomie Paola's The Knight and the Dragon, about a knight reading up on how to fight dragons and a dragon reading up on how to fight knights. The "fight" is hilarious and the end has a clever twist that delighted my child and me too!
The Reluctant dragon, by Kenneth Grahame, is either for an older child who can read, or a great read aloud that my four year old enjoyed, and there is a neat old Disney movie based on this book. We loved this too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kerry S. on September 23, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My 3 almost turning 4 year old loves this story. It tells the adventures of 3 little dragons that agree to babysit the wizard's cats. Hilariously, the dragons do the best they can with the cats getting the worst of it (great for dog lovers!) Teaches right from wrong and reinforces how important it is to learn to read. My kids like to pretend "meow" when the cats are in the cupboard. We will read the author's other books because we liked this one so much.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Heather (Davidson) Maneiro on June 18, 2012
Format: Hardcover
The three little dragons are on an important baby-sitting job for the wizards cats. The instructions have been left for them, but there is one problem - the dragons can't read. Trying to use the picture clues, they just can't understand why the kittens aren't enjoying swimming and being locked in the cupboard! Thank goodness - Knight to the rescue not only in reading them their babysitting instructions, but also in bringing a book to help them read!

A clever tale about misunderstandings. Pre-readers will certainly understand the dragons dilemmas and frustrations!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. MacMillan on August 9, 2013
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This is just an adorable story and my 5 year old laughs each time we read it because of the innocent, mistaken little dragons and their quest to take care of the wizard's cats. Very cute!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S.C. on August 9, 2012
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So I have to admit, there are not a lot of books I read for my kids that I actually enjoy....but oh boy: this one CRACKED me up! I am not sure who laughed the most; my 4yr old or myself....LOL Hilarious is the best description:-) So worth adding this book to our collection of bedtime stories!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Colton on December 28, 2011
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This has got to be one of the best books I have seen for kids. It is full of humorous situations and misunderstandings. My kids love this book and enjoy having me read the book to them. The biggest problem with the book is that I have trouble reading some of the pages because I am laughing too hard. I recommend this book to anyone with of without kids. It is great for a laugh.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kevin on October 11, 2011
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I read this story with my 4 and 2 year old. We all like the illustrations and my 4 year old can relate the story back and explain it. We also enjoyed Good Night Good Knight by the same author.
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