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Equal parts hilarity and exciting adventure, this 1948 classic chapter book tells the tale of a boy on a quest to rescue an overworked baby dragon from an island bristling with wild beasts.  The first in a trilogy that includes Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland.

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Adorable baby chimpanzee, Bobo is on the hunt. It seems every animal in the jungle is getting a big hug except him. With every cuddling pair he passes, his one word of text becomes louder and sadder as he wails, “HUG!” At last, his mother appears, running toward him yelling, “BOBO!” He runs to her, crying, “MOMMY!” and gets the biggest hug ever.

Alborough’s skilled marker pen drawings are lush, detailed and beautiful. His measured choice of three words of text is brilliantly executed. This story bursts with feeling and charm.


It’s time for little Georgie to get a big kid bed.  He chooses a vintage one that a thrift shop keeper tells him is magic.  Sure enough, Georgie zooms off for adventures each night with gnomes, tigers and the occasional pirate.  He adores his bed, even if it is wet some mornings after a swim with the dolphins.  His grumpy Granny thinks it’s just an old relic, though…she has other plans.



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