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 a dialog between boy and dragons. Here’s an example:
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:
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:
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.