If you don't believe in dragons,
It is curiously true
That the dragons you disparage
Choose to not believe in you.
One of my favorite books as a child. With gorgeous illustrations and fun characters and wonderful writing, it remains a favorite of mine that I share with my young relatives and my campers at summer camp. Never had a child turn down a tale from this book.
This is a wonderful poetry book without being sappy or too silly or gross. Has a great sense of humor for young children and the pictures are great. Any book that I enjoy reading while standing in a book store and then again with a child, is a keeper.
I love dragons, and I love poetry, so it stands to reason that I would like this book. I did, to a point, but the poems seemed, after awhile, a bit contrived and forced, like Prelutsky had to write just a few more poems to make it a complete book, but the subjects may as well have been cows or houses or trains. There's not a lot of passion in the poems...yes, the poems are for children, but you still need passion to write poems at all.
Cute drawings and OK poems.