I chanced upon this oversize picturebook while browsing at the Zayed Central Library. I just knew that I had to share it for our current reading theme – because what is fantasy without fire-breathing, majestic, human-loving dragons.
Tell Me A Dragon (Amazon | Book Depository)
Written and Illustrated by Jackie Morris
Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books (2009)
ISBN: 184507534X (ISBN13: 9781845075347). Borrowed from Zayed Central Library Al Ain. Book photos taken by me.
I suppose I am partial to dragons because I was born during the year of the dragon. I find them to be fascinating, dangerous, volatile creatures with the power of the earth and heavens put together. This gorgeously-illustrated title highlights this quality in bold, bright, exquisite detail.
The book does not really have a storyline to it – just a visual feast of different types of dragons who seem more like the feral-yet-tame companions of (mostly) young girls. One of my favourites is the one above with the bespectacled girl staring off into the city. I like how incongruous the images are: the blending of the fantastical and the mundane.
Another favourite image is the one above since the entire vibe (the desert fiery feel and the man’s outfit and demeanour) reminds me so much of our current home.
This book would be a great addition to this list of dragon-themed books I shared here.