Purple dragons, fiery dragons, cross-eyed dragons, playing the banjo, flying, feasting, and fighting. Dinosaurs stuck in the bath, grinding up bones, having a party, eating the fridge, bellowing, raving, and dancing. Hairy monsters, scary monsters, monsters of fire, monsters of snow, roaring, gulping, and gobbling. Here are three books of poems in one about every kind of dragon, dinosaur, and monster you can think of.
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Korky Paul was born in Zimbabwe and is one of seven children. He studied Fine Art at Durban Art School, South Africa and Film Animation at CalArts, California, and started his working life in advertising. He illustrated the Winnie The Witch series for Oxford University Press, which won the
Children's Book Award.
Many of these 23 poems are new, with a sprinkling from popular contemporaries like Jack Prelutsky, Lilian Moore, and X. J. Kennedy; the point of view is largely British, and what could be more appropriate for St. George's traditional antagonist? Whether the subject is a Doctor De Soto-style vet braving fiery jaws in a flame-proof suit, a ``very tame'' pet dragon that ``only eats a few'' of the children queued up to pat him, or a ghostly green emanation curled up in a castle courtyard, invisible to all but the young narrator, the mood here is light. Paul's illustrations have Tony Ross's wicked ebullience, with witty modern allusions, gruesome details, and the endearingly fierce protagonists limned in fine, energetic lines and artfully added color that recalls Henrik Drescher. A book with uproarious visual appeal, well matched to the comical, rhythmic verse. (Poetry/Picture book. 5-11) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0192761951 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1051992
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110192761951