Title: There’s a Dragon in my Dinner
Author: Tom Nicoll
Genre: Humour, children’s fiction
Publisher: Little Tiger Group
Pages: 160 pages
Publication Date: 18th January 2016
My Rating: 5/5
This was one of my favourite children’s books of the year and I couldn’t wait to share my review of it with you. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I have!
I received a free copy of this book by the book’s publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Eric had ordered Chinese and didn’t ask for beansprouts with his order. Least of all would he expect, of all things, a dragon in his beansprouts! Well, whilst he’s technically not a full grown dragon, Pan is a Mini-Dragon! He’s about the same size as your average spring roll. Eric’s life and birthday are depending on good behaviour, so when a destructive Mini-Dragon enters Eric’s life, everything is about to be turned upside down!
This has to be one of the funniest children’s books I have read in a while. I’m soon to become a teacher (hopefully!) and this is a book I would just absolutely love to share with a class. The illustrations are beautiful and hilarious, perfectly in keeping with the story. Keeping Pan safe and a secret from others causes Eric no end of problems and hilarity ensues throughout. Pan has a particular fondness for destruction and causing havoc through his over-confidence which is completely unintentional.
Pan is meant to have arrived in Mexico but has ended up arriving a long way away from home. Will Eric have the birthday party and presents of his dreams, or will Pan and the mean Toby ruin everything? There’s one thing for sure, having a Mini-Dragon will certainly make Eric’s life different! You’re just going to have to read the story to find out more.
An exceptionally funny children’s book that they won’t be able to put down! Can’t recommend this enough. 5/5 stars!
If you would like to obtain a copy of the book, you can do so from a variety of sources including: Amazon UK and Waterstones. Please don’t restrict yourself to only these options, there are lots of brilliant local bookshops that rely on your custom so please support your local booksellers.
Happy reading everyone,
Anna 🙂 x