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Rascal the Dragon

By: Paul Jennings

Ben loves dragons. He loves playing with the dragons in the street but he really, really wants one of his own. Dad isn’t so willing. He finds something wrong with every single one of them. Then Ben finds a little stray dragon and calls him Rascal. he takes him home but is there anything Rascal can do to make Ben’s dad say yes?

A gorgeous little book about a seemingly natural pairing of boys and dragons. One or two sentences of easy text on each page makes this book, and the rest of the series, ideal for beginning readers in it’s smaller format or as simple picture books in the larger format. Both are accompanied by the amazing and somehow 3d looking, bold colour illustrations.

Publisher: Penguin Books Australia

Published: 01 May 2006

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Picture Books, Fiction, General

ISBN 13: 9780143501732

Purchase: here

Aussie Author Month

April is Aussie Author Month. A time we readers get to celebrate some of the awesome creative talent Australia has produced. In children’s literature there are plenty of wonderful authors to discover, rediscover or just continue to enjoy.

Below is a list of just a few people, and an example of their work,  worth checking out and celebrating.

Michael Pryor – Laws of Magic (Series)

John Marsden – Tomorrow When The War Began (Series)

Margo Lanagan – Tender Morsels

Justine Labalestier – Liar

Marianne de Pierres – Burn Bright

Matthew Reilly – Hover Car Racer

Kirsty Murray – India Dark

Karen Tayleur – Hostage

Jackie French – Lessons For A Werewolf Warrior

John Flanagan – Rangers Apprentice Series

Andy Griffiths – The Day My Bum Went Psycho

Wendy Harmer – Pearlie Series

Andrew Daddo – Skoz the Dog

Paul Jennings – Rascal the Dragon Series

Aaron Blabey – Sunday Chutney

This list is by no means conclusive, there are many wonderful Aussie authors not mentioned. I just encourage you to pick up an old favourite or find something new as a way to join in the celebrations of Aussie Author month.

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