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Friday, March 2, 2012

A New Friend

How to Be Friends with a Dragon by Valeri Gorbachev is an adorable story about Simon who wants to be friends with a dragon.  His sister Emma tells him all the rules about being friends with a dragon.  These rules are good for being a friend with anyone, but poor Simon, I think he will be using his imagination a lot with this kind of friend.  His rendering seems to be pen & ink with watercolors, but I haven't found his website yet.  I like the details that Gorbachev uses and the bright, friendly colors.  It's very kid friendly but not to cutesy. It leaves room for expression, but doesn't feel like it's for preschoolers.  I love Valeri Gorbachev's work!

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