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After hatching from an egg that fell into the sea, a creature that shares features with a fish, an insect, a bird, and a snake--but is not any of these--sets off to find its own kind and its mother
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A baby dragon?s search for his identity.
Is he a fish? Is he a bird? Is he a crocodile? One morning an egg drops from the sky and lands at the bottom of a deep, deep ocean. At first the small creature that emerges decides he is a fish for he has scales and fins. But he soon grows too large for his sea-shell home and sets off to discover who he really is. After disappointing encounters with birds, snakes and crocodiles he finally meets someone who holds the key to his identity. A small boy with a book of fairy tales finally and magically solves the mystery.
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PreSchool-Grade 2-- Standard, competent fantasy illustrations accompany this inoffensive story of a newly hatched dragon who is accidentally dropped into the ocean while still an egg and goes in search of his mother. Curious fish, with orblike eyes and nonthreatening smiles, surround the odd creature, trying to reassure him by pointing out the features that they have in common: scales and fins. When the fins grow into wings, the dragon realizes he is not a fish and swims to the surface. Thus begins his odyssey to find his proper home, predictably sequenced to have him encounter other creatures somewhat like himself but ultimately not the same. Eventually, a kind child, well versed in magic lore and sympathetic to dragons, helps him find his missing parent. Surrounded by outside edges of white, the full-page illustrations are rendered in muted tones of blues and greens. The soft focus and gently curved lines minimize the drama of Dragon's search, reducing even his encounter with a scheming crocodile to a mere diversion rather than a true threat. Despite its tried-and-true formula, this latest version lacks something to set it apart from others of its type, such as the silly humor of Eastman's Are You My Mother? (Beginner, 1966) or the engaging rhythm of Guarino's Is Your Mama a Llama? (Scholastic, 1989), or the surprising heartwarming resolution of Kasza's A Mother for Choco (Putnam, 1992). --Dorothy Houlihan, formerly at White Plains Public Library, NY
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