Friday, April 9, 2021

Caryl Hart reads from When a Dragon Comes to Stay - our bookwrap today



When a Dragon Comes to Stay

Authored by Caryl Hart

Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw


* Ages:  2-7
* Grade Level:  PS-2
* Paperback- 32 pages
* Publisher:  Nosy Crow Ltd. 
* Pub. Date:  March 7, 2019
* Language:  English


“This picture book is a great way of talking to younger children about good manners without explicitly chastising less-desirable behaviour, but instead focusing on positive behaviour.”

– Reading Zone, Librarian’s Book Choice

“Bright, colourful illustrations bring dragon and her friends to life, perfectly capturing the perils of life as a toddler and show just what good behaviour looks like.”

– The Book Activist (blog)

“Caryl cleverly alternates the undesirable with the desirable behaviours in a rhyming narrative that gently guides without preaching… Altogether a smashing book to share with little humans at home, or in an early years setting.”

– Red Reading Hub (blog)

Gorgeous artwork by Rosalind Beardshaw shows us us trio of happy smiley friends, reinforcing the subtle message of the book. Cleverly done, it’s very effective.”

– Parents in Touch (blog)

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

This is a lovely book that kids ( and adults ) will love.  It is written in rhyme and displays delightful illustrations starring an adorable little dragon who has impeccable behaviour and manners.  Mostly dragons are portrayed as fearsome and scary but this little darling is refined and  very loveable.  

The book highlights: sharing, being polite, and using table manners which are wonderful attributes to teach to little ones.  The illustrations are colourful and sweet and the positive message is that dragons do make wonderful houseguests so come on in.  I highly recommend this book.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Caryl is a full-time children’s writer, who also runs creative workshops with local schools. Her first picture book, Don’t Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate! won two regional awards, and was shortlisted for a third. Her Princess series, illustrated by Sarah Warburton, has sold over 220,000 copies worldwide. She lives in Sheffield with her guitar-playing husband, two cheeky daughters, one extremely fluffy black cat, a goldfish, four hens and a dog called Roo. As well as writing, Caryl loves walking in the hills, swimming, snuggling, baking, weeding, running, sleeping, chatting, and sitting in cafes.

About the Illustrator

Rosalind Beardshaw is the illustrator of several books for Nosy Crow, including the bestselling When a Dragon Comes to Stay and I See the Moon.

She loves creating new characters, especially if they can be based loosely/wholly on her shaggy lurcher, Basil.

She lives in York with her partner, Al, daughter, Iris, and young son, Freddie, who loves watching Calamity Jane.

Follow Storywraps

*Blog Link:

*Instagram: Storywraps



*Twitter: Storywraps@Storywraps1

*Pinterest: Storywraps

I put hours of work finding the best kid's books to review for you each day.  If you enjoy visiting Storywraps and would like to donate something for my time and effort I would greatly appreciate it.

Go to the top of my blog at the right hand corner (below my photo) and please donate what you feel lead to give.  The amount you donate and the frequency you donate is totally up to you.  

I also have added a new button...  Simply buy me a cup of coffee if you would rather.  That would be fun.  Coffee and blogging go together like two peas in a pod as I'm always brewing up something here on Storywraps. 

 I thank you in advance for your support.  I adore what I do and would appreciate any amount that you may give so that I can make our Storywrap's community more thriving and exciting.  Thanks a million!  Books bind us together.   

Read on...Read Always! 

It's a wrap! 


No comments: