Early Lit Bits: “When a Dragon Moves In”

When a Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore

Introducing a perfect picture book for summer!  Readers young and old will find humor in this imaginative picture book.  When a young boy builds the perfect sand castle, a dragon decides to move in.  At first, the dragon proves to be the perfect playmate… the two friends fly a kite, frolic in the water, blow bubbles.  Before long, the dragon starts to cause some mischief.  The boy’s family can’t see the dragon, so the boy is blamed for eating all of the sandwiches and throwing dirt onto his sister.  The expressive and vibrant illustrations add to the fun. 

Reading engaging books to your child is a great way to encourage the early literacy skill of print motivation.  Creating a happy reading experience will motivate your pre-reader to want to spend more time looking at books and sharing them with an adult.

This article originally appeared in our Early Lit Bits eNewsletter. Read the most recent issue online or sign up to receive this monthly update highlighting early literacy tips and resources for parents and caregivers.

Written by Sheri


Sheri is the Kent District Library ILS & Electronic Resources Coordinator. She loves KDL’s eBook collection and her NOOK because they allow her to fit a whole stack of books in her purse to take with her wherever she goes.

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