Thursday, September 19, 2013

Review: George and the Dragon Word by Dianne Snyder and Brian Lies (Illus.)

Synopsis: George has a word. A powerful, magic word. A hissing, crackling word that can make anyone cry. But when he uses it against mean Aunt Agatha, she doesn't cry: She turned into a Dragon! Now, George must consult a Wordsmith to find a word that will reverse the spell - but will he pay the price for the new word?
Review: I purchased this at a thrift store - $1 a bag of books. This was a cute, quick, delightful read. George, as a characters, is both deliquent and endearing. One can see why the other characters are frustrated with him, and see why he is frustrated with them. And his word - the author never tells you what the word is, leaving it to your imagination. I enjoyed seeing George grow, see him learn the true power of words and learn to use that power properly. I also loved the characters of the Wordsmith - and rather wish that was a profession!
I recommend this book to anyone with children who struggle to understand how there words might hurt other. I also recommen this book to lovers of words and letters and dragons - those of us of already know the power of words.

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

Date Finished: 9-14-2013
Pages: 64

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