Giggle Book Award: Nooooooo!

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This month’s Giggle Book Award goes to a story about a little boy who wants to be a dragon, and a couple of dragons who want to be able to do things only little boys can do.

The entire book consists of dialog between boy and dragons. Here’s an example:

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Boy: Look at me, look at me! I’m a scary dragon. ROAR!
Dragon: No, you’re not.
Boy: Hmph. I am toothy and I am fierce. See?
Dragon: Actually, you are cute. Really cute.

Finally, the boy gives up and begins to cry. His cry consists of a loud and long wail: “Waaaaaaaaaa!”

This whiny wail, when played up by the reader, inspires all sorts of giggling.

A little later, in the book the dragons also give up and utter and long wailing cry:  “Waaaaaaaaaa!”

Yep, lots of giggling.

In the end, boy and dragons all realize they are just perfect the way they are…and playing Frankenstein is much more fun.

It’s a very cute book. Perfect for anyone who likes to use story time as an opportunity to indulge in a little readers-theater style acting.

ROAR!, written by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Liz Starin.

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