My Father's Dragon
My Father's Dragon is a children's book by Ruth Stiles Gannett, illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett and published in 1948. The story describes the narrator's father hearing about a baby dragon that is being held prisoner on a far away island of beasts and his journey to the island to rescue it.
This book was gifted to my daughters at their baby shower. I first read it in the middle of the night across a few days while I was feeding them.
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- The story certainly has a lot of adventure and excitement.
- I like that Elmer relies on his brains to outsmart his foes rather than violence.
- The illustrations are quite good.
- I got bored because it keeps repeating the same theme of outsmarting a dangerous foe.
- The items Elmer takes with him to the island and how they're implemented are quite contrived.
- In the end, all of the island's animals will be killed by crocodiles!