By Lou Carter; Illustrated by Deborah Allwright
Someday or the other we all want a change from every day and expected…to branch out and try something new, to break our fated mould and challenge a long-held trope.
Well, this is exactly what Dragon tries to do. Poor Dragon is tired of being the villain all the time and doesn’t feel like capturing any princesses or being defeated by any knights. So, he decides to go in search of another story where he can be a hero. The Gingerbread Man doesn’t want him, Little Red Riding Hood doesn’t want him – everyone in the fairy tale world says the same answer :
‘No, no, no, that’s not how it goes. There is NO DRAGON in this story.’
Will he ever find a story where he can be the hero?🐉
Finally, in an act of desperation, the dragon becomes muddle up with Jack, the beanstalk and a sneezing Giant.
Suddenly, the fairy tale world casts into darkness when the sun is accidentally blown out by Giant’s sneeze. Sitting in the darkness, it finally occurs to all the Fairytale characters that actually, perhaps exactly what they need is a dragon in this story💡
Aahhh that shining moment arrives and dragon gets a chance to break out of his stereotypically assigned role. “I can’t…Can I? Can I?! I Can!!!”
It’s a wonderful story to teach a child about breaking all the stereotypes and confidently come up as a hero to save the world. Beautiful illustrations sure keep the kids engaged…
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