Children will relate to Ned’s many emotions, and his "yes" and "no" responses in this rhyming story are predictable, allowing them to chime in during read-alouds. Wonderfully detailed village scenes with strong primary colors and geometric designs inspire shape recognition. Dominating her scenes, the fiery-red dragon’s posture and often goofy facial expressions soften as she creates a new life with her friend…This emotionally astute tale will strike chords of recognition.
It’s a vibrant little world, bright with creative coloring. After storytime, kids will race to the crayon bin to draw their own castles modeled after Hindley’s cleverly geometric designs. A visual treat.