Waking Dragons

Waking Dragons Wake up with a pair of sleepy dragons and the knight who must get them ready for school Dragons wake up Dragons rise Dragons open Dragon eyes From tumbling out of their humongous blankets to devouri

  • Title: Waking Dragons
  • Author: Jane Yolen Derek Anderson
  • ISBN: 9781416990321
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Wake up with a pair of sleepy dragons and the knight who must get them ready for school Dragons wake up, Dragons rise, Dragons open Dragon eyes From tumbling out of their humongous blankets to devouring a breakfast of catapulted waffles, these characters and their loveable antics fill the pages with luminous color and dragon size fun A joyful collaboration between two beWake up with a pair of sleepy dragons and the knight who must get them ready for school Dragons wake up, Dragons rise, Dragons open Dragon eyes From tumbling out of their humongous blankets to devouring a breakfast of catapulted waffles, these characters and their loveable antics fill the pages with luminous color and dragon size fun A joyful collaboration between two bestselling talents, author Jane Yolen and illustrator Derek Anderson, this book will make any young reader fly out of bed.

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    1. This picture book starts with a note: 'Don't forget to wake the dragons before school. Love Mom'.A young knight and his dog must prepare the dragons for their day. As readers will see, that job is much like getting children ready for their day. Breakfast first, then it's time to brush their teeth. 'Fangs above, fangs beneath.' Almost ready now. 'Wipe their faces and running noses and get into outdoor clothes-es.' When they're out of the house, they're free to fly.Study the clever, brightly color [...]

    2. A young knight-in-training must wake up the dragons and help them get ready for school. The verses and illustrations are both superb and brings magic to something ordinary. Waking up every morning should be a great adventure, such as this. My son was most fond of the dragons' breakfast because he often eats the same :)

    3. My daughter, who loves books the way gamers love video games, loves this book and has me re-read it at least once or twice before bedtime. Indeed, "Waking Dragons" is an adorable book, with wonderful illustrations by Derek Anderson and simple Seussian prose by Jane Yolen.In truth, Yolen's prose is good but rather minimal. As a poem, it's a pretty straightforward five or six stanzas in abcb rhyme scheme: "Dragons wake up,/Dragons rise./Dragons open dragon eyes…" The draw is Anderson's colorful, [...]

    4. Derek Anderson gets 100% of the credit for how charming this book is. His illustrations are so fabulous! Yolen's prose (poetry?) is underwhelming, and I think that without the pictures, this book would tire out quickly. But I DO love the illustrations.

    5. True story: *Reads book* "Well, this is kind of a take off of the How Do Dinosaurs books, isn't it?" *Looks at front cover* "Oh, Jane Yolen wrote this one too." D'oh! Fun illustrations; young fantasy fans will enjoy the not-scary-at-all dragons.

    6. My 2 1/2 year old son really enjoyed this simple story about dragons getting ready for school. He has to have it read to him over and over and asks for it by name.

    7. This is a good book for 2-5 year olds, particularly those who want to try reading the book to you instead of having the book read to them. The writing is simple, ranging from two words a page to four lines of only a few words each. Reading the book out loud will take a little bit of practice to get done smoothly because the cadence changes a little from section to section. But once you get it down, it's a cute book with adorable illustrations of a tiny knight waking up his dragons before going t [...]

    8. Cute book about dragons not being super eager to get up and get ready for school. I can sympathize with the poor knight.

    9. Nice full-page illustrations. Simple concept but fun. My 3-year-old asked me to read this before bed several nights in a row.

    10. definitely more of a toddler/preschooler picture book, but great pictures and seems to have calmed my son's dragon nightmares

    11. Sweet little story for little ones! Illustrations were adorable! Good intro to the dragon world, nothing scary at all.

    12. A picture book that turns the morning activities of getting out of bed and getting ready for the day into fun.My TakeLOL, I loved the note on the door from Mom: "Don't forget to to wake the dragons before school". A task immediately followed up on by our young knight and his faithful companion on the very next spread of pages as he climbs a ladder to get into that dragon bed.The colors are cheerful and have a softness to them that make me want to tumble into bed and snuggle with the dragons.Oh, [...]

    13. Cute but I couldn't figure out why the little knight and not the mama dragon woke the child dragons. And why would the little knight need a note from his mom to wake the dragons if they were his ride to school? I realize the is a children's book but authors need to remember that at this age adults read the books to the children. Please think about the adults.

    14. Opening: We all have morning routines that we do every day. Some days it's harder for us to wake up than others and we need someone to help us. I know that I can't wake up without at least ten alarms, and someone shaking me awake sometimes. I'm sure that some of you have similar problems so imagine how tough it would be if you were in charge of getting dragons out of bed.The knight in Waking Dragons has just that problem when he needs to make sure the dragons make it to school on time, but what [...]

    15. The illustration for this book were done in rendered in acrylic paint. This book is about a little kid that has a routine in waking up dragons so that they can take him to school and they get to go fly. It is really interesting and the illustrations are really funny in some parts. This would be a good book to talk to students if they have to dependent on someone to take them to school. The pages are glossy and are not soft they have like a sand texture.

    16. This book offers a short, rhyming poem that describes a young boy's morning chore to wake up his dragons and get them ready for the day. The poem is entertaining to read aloud and children will be able to relate to a morning routine, even if it's a dragon's routine. The book makes for a great read-aloud to a group, with acrylic painting illustrations that are so wonderfully colorful and expressive as well as a limited amount of narrative on each page. Overall, it was a fun, fast read as I was fa [...]

    17. Synopsis: "Wake up with a pair of sleepy dragons and the knight who must get them ready for school!Dragons wake up, Dragons rise, Dragons open Dragon eyes.From tumbling out of their humongous blankets to devouring a breakfast of catapulted waffles, these characters and their loveable antics fill the pages with luminous color and dragon-size fun. A joyful collaboration between two bestselling talents, author Jane Yolen and illustrator Derek Anderson, this book will make any young reader fly out o [...]

    18. Waking Dragons is a cute story about a little knight who has to wake up the dragons and get them ready for the day. What surprised me was how the dragons were more like my kid and I am the knight. The little knight goes through so much to get the dragons ready for their day. Instead of their mom waking them up, getting them dressed, brushing their teeth and getting them fed, it was the little knight. It was super cute.I think this is a great book for students who are just learning to read. The t [...]

    19. Waking Dragons is a book that Christopher read, but he struggled with it a little because the meter was a little off. Some articles (a, the) were skipped, and that made the text confusing for him. There weren't many words, so in that respect I thought it would be "easy", but it's probably better as a read aloud.It's a fun story about a little boy who has to wake up the sleeping baby dragons and help them get ready in the morning. We especially liked the page with the waffle launcher to aid in fe [...]

    20. If mornings seem a little hectic in your house, you might get a kick out of this cute book showing all of the work the little knight goes to in order to get the dragons up and ready to fly to school.Dragons wake up, dragons rise, Dragons open dragon eyes. Double page spread pictures with spare text go a long way to spark the imagination of what a job waking dragons must be. My favorite illustration is the knight brushing a dragon's teeth with his doggy standing next to him ready with a fire exti [...]

    21. Waking dragons is another story that I would start with the title to ask what the students think the book will be about. I'd have them look at the cover and try to decide what might happen in our story. Again I'd have them listen to the words of the author and ask if they noticed anything about them.I'd ask who they think the little boy in the story is. Maybe they haven't heard of a knight before and don't know who one is. They could compare this story with the princess story. We could discuss g [...]

    22. The acrylic paint illustrations shine in this picture book about a young boy's responsibility for waking two dragons before setting off to school. The double-page spread that shows the dragons high in the sky, soaring over Knight School, is painted from a perspective looking down on them, which makes it particularly appealing. I enjoyed the dragons' sleepiness and their size, but the language used in the rhyming text itself didn't particularly impress me. The visual images are what's noticeable [...]

    23. Waking Dragons is a cute book about a little boy who has the job of waking his dragon before going to school. The dragon has a lot of things it has to do in order to get ready for school. This is a fast paced read-aloud that would be good with younger children.This could also be a good way to teach sequencing or it could be used with older children (3rd-4th) to talk about writing as kids could create their own writing based on an animal or creature that they have to get ready in the morning!

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