I Love Spring, Dear Dragon! - Dear Dragon Developing Reader (Level A)
by Marla Conn
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 01 Jan 2021 | Archive Date 05 Apr 2022
When a boy and his pet dragon enjoy a spring day exploring, what will they see? They see puddles, a bird, a rainbow and more. The Dear Dragon Developing Readers series provides young readers practice reading with simple story lines, familiar topics and vocabulary, and fun illustrations that support the text written at F&P level A. Each book contains educators' resources which include a picture glossary, reading reinforcements and activities. Teachers' notes also available on publisher's website.
"Join a young boy and his pet dragon on a number of seasonal adventures in this adaptation of Margaret Hillert’s “Dear Dragon” series for emerging readers. Straightforward story lines describe the duo enjoying the weather and activities of each season in short, repetitive sentences. Cartoon-style illustrations provide visual clues to the text; for instance, in I Love Spring, Dear Dragon! a sentence reads, “I see the puddles,” while the accompanying illustration shows the boy and dragon splashing in a puddle. Each title contains a picture glossary with words featured in the story, as well as a list of common sight words before the actual story begins. At the conclusion of each story, readers will not only find discussion questions, but also “Word Work”: activities designed to strengthen the literacy skills emphasized in each book.
VERDICT: While there is nothing groundbreaking to be found here, these stories are a quiet, gentle choice for beginning readers."
Booklist, October 2021