Stories Aloud
Publication date: 07 Mar 2019
ISBN: 9781788001977
Size: 270 x 270 mm
Length: 32 pages

When a Dragon Comes to Stay


When a dragon comes to stay, will she behave herself? Why, of course she will. Obviously she knows she must share her toys, eat daintily and skip happily upstairs at bathtime. Well . . . not quite. Like all toddlers, this little dragon finds good manners a tiny bit tricky. It’s lucky she has some friends to help her.

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“This picture book is a great way of talking to younger children about good manners without explicitly chastising less-desirable behaviour, but instead focusing on positive behaviour.”

– Reading Zone, Librarian’s Book Choice

“Bright, colourful illustrations bring dragon and her friends to life, perfectly capturing the perils of life as a toddler and show just what good behaviour looks like.”

– The Book Activist (blog)

“Caryl cleverly alternates the undesirable with the desirable behaviours in a rhyming narrative that gently guides without preaching… Altogether a smashing book to share with little humans at home, or in an early years setting.”

– Red Reading Hub (blog)

“Gorgeous artwork by Rosalind Beardshaw shows us us trio of happy smiley friends, reinforcing the subtle message of the book. Cleverly done, it’s very effective.”

– Parents in Touch (blog)

“This is just the sweetest little book about manners and behaviour juxtaposing the typical behaviours that children can tend to display with gentle redirection to more positive behaviour.”

– Lily and the Fae (blog)

“Gorgeously sweet picture book with a message that’s perfect for your own preschool little dragon.”

– Wee Reads Online (blog)

When a Dragon Comes to Stay, also beautifully illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw, written by Caryl Hart, takes the domestic bedtime setting but gives it a twist with a friendly dragon sleepover.”

– A Little But A Lot (blog)

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