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The Different Dragon Paperback – September 15, 2006
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The fact that Noah has two moms is incidental to the main story. The book is inclusive without being preachy, and shows two moms as just another part of some children's families. All families with young children (preschool and early elementary) should read The Different Dragon for its magical tale and colorful, full-age illustrations. The fact that it celebrates difference--of both the dragon and Noah's family--is an added bonus.
In the book there is a boy and he has two mommies and the one mommy tells him a story.
If she would have just told the story that would have been better. Instead the whole story of the dragon is interrupted with dialog between the mother and the son. That's when my children got down and started playing.
I wished I would have saved my money on this book. Even though it's great that it's a two mom story, my kids have 2 moms, it just wasn't well written in my opinion.
GREAT book for kids who are starting school is Molly's Family. Discusses much needed issues for a kid with two moms dealing with the issue in school. Buy it for your kids teachers even.
Families of all kinds will find familiarity in the bedtime routine of Momma, Go-Ma, Noah, Claire, and the plethora of critters; brushing teeth, putting on pajamas, and settling down for a story. As parents we were reminded how empowering it is for children to use imagination to weave wonderful stories together just as Noah & Go-Ma did. While the back & forth exchange may be difficult for some readers who are used to "having it all layed out", we found it a pleasant and loving conversation. The story spun includes all that draws children in: water, movement, adventure, creatures, and connection with others. The loving and supportive exchange between Noah and the dragon is amazing. A wonderful example for children and enough to melt any parents' heart!
I can't say enough about the illustrations by Danamarie Hosler. The familiar home scenes (toys scattered, children's drawings on the walls, tables cluttered with familiar playthings) gently transform into a moonlit foamy blue sea fit for sailing and then morph to the sprawling great lawn and mountain home of the dragon. The colors are spectacular. Depictions are realistic, yet soft - perfect for bedtime. The dragon is a great presense without being frightening.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone.
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The Different Dragon is a different kind of two mom book as well! First of all, there are no moms or mommies or mothers or families mentioned in the title, which is amazing (actual... Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. Ansell
I really wanted to love this book. It has a sweet story line, but the book needs major editing. The illustrations were a lot of fun.Published 16 months ago by SummerBreeze
Wonderful book about being oneself and not conforming to a stereotype that makes one miserable in a simple non judgementl magical book universe. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Deni A. Geeighty
wonderful story for children and adults. every school should have this book in their library.Published 18 months ago by Denise Breland
This was a gift but i was told the kids loved it and parent enjoyed reading to the kids. They recommended the bookPublished 22 months ago by VSG
The book is ok I guess, but the words were cut off many of the pages. Because I bought the book a couple months before my nephews birthday I didn't noticed the cut off words until... Read morePublished on July 26, 2013 by Benjamin Maze
A nice book as it has a story but talks about the boys family too. My nearly 5 year old likes itPublished on March 5, 2013 by NessyRox