Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Emily Gravett
Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
It’s bedtime for little dragon Cedric, but not without a quick bedtime story first. Mama dragon reads him a terrific tale of a dragon, towers, trolls, and princesses before saying goodnight. But Cedric is not quite ready for bed—he insists on hearing the story again… and again… and again. When his mum gets too tired to continue, Cedric loses his temper and burns a hole right through the book!
The most interesting part of Again! is by far the ending, since there is literally a hole “burnt out” in the book. Also, the illustrations are very charming and perfectly portray the moods of an energetic youngster and a tired parent that are often the reality at bedtime. The idea of a story inside of a story is creative and entertaining, and both parents and children are sure to relate to this book. From beginning to end, this is a delightful book that will have kids saying “Again!” whenever you finish it!