Winnie's Midnight Dragon

Winnie's Midnight Dragon

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It's just after midnight. Winnie has gone to bed and is snoring peacefully when Wilbur is woken by a strange noise. He goes downstairs to investigate and, to his horror, discovers a baby dragon squeezing through his cat-flap! Wilbur is not impressed by the scaly visitor, especially when it starts chasing him around Winnie's house. But the baby dragon just wants to play and, in his exuberance, manages to topple a grandfather clock and knock over a suit of armour. All the clattering wakes Winnie and she's not happy about a baby dragon in her house, either. After all, there are puffs of smoke coming out of his nose and he might start a fire. So Winnie uses a little magic to turn the smoke into ...a cloud of butterflies. This makes Wilbur feel better, he loves chasing butterflies! So now Winnie has a baby dragon and a cat who just want to play whereas she just wants to sleep! Winnie decides she's had enough of babysitting a dragon and goes onto the roof to look for his mother. But how will she catch the attention of a mother dragon flying past? - by magicking a full moon over her house!So with mother and baby dragon reunited, Winnie and Wilbur can finally settle down for an overdue good night's more

Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 218 x 284 x 10mm | 458.14g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • in full colour
  • 0192791001
  • 9780192791009
  • 1,457,041

Review Text

Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur are somewhat discomfited by the sudden appearance of a lost fire-breathing dragon-baby through the cat-flap. A few spells to put his fire out prove to be only a temporary solution; it takes moving the moon (and restoring his flame) to reunite the tyke with his searching mother. The slight tale doesn't benefit from the padding afforded by the spells, but readers will enjoy the visual feast afforded by Paul's cartoons, which seem to aspire to Blake-ian bristliness. Wilbur's and Winnie's expressions and the details of Winnie's witchy lair will keep their attention happily fixed. (Picture book. 5-8) (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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176 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 32% (57)
4 38% (66)
3 23% (40)
2 6% (11)
1 1% (2)
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