King Jack and the Dragon
By Peter Bently and Helen Oxenbury
Dial August 2011
From the library
The Story: Jack sets off with his best friends Zack and Caspar to make a great fort. King Jack and his knights build a castle out of blankets, sticks, and a cardboard box. Then they are ready to do battle against the dragons and monsters that threaten their kingdom...at least until their mommies and daddies come to take them home.
Mama opines: This was a really sweet story with lovely illustrations. I loved the focus on imagination, playing outside, and friendship. I also liked that Caspar was younger than the other two boys, so it subtly emphasized playing with kids of all ages.
Thoughts from David: I love this book. I liked the dragons! And the front of the book (the cover)!
Favorite part: When his mommy and daddy come and he thinks they are a monster!