Title: There’s a Dragon in my Backpack
Author: Tom Nicoll
Genre: Humour, children’s fiction
Publisher: Little Tiger Group
Pages: 144 pages
Publication Date: 5th May 2016
My Rating: 5/5
Here is my review of Tom Nicoll’s latest book:
I received a free copy of the book by the book’s publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
Pan is a Mini-Dragon, about the same size as a spring roll, who arrived into Eric’s life in a Chinese box of beansprouts. Pan has quickly become a part of Eric’s life but chaos always seems to follow Pan around. He’s a stubborn, overconfident dragon who loves to eat clothes and prawn crackers when he can’t eat mountain goat. But Pan is bored of being stuck on his own reading comics in Eric’s room and wants to go to school! Crawling into Eric’s backpack, how much chaos can a Mini-Dragon cause? When Toby, Eric’s jealous ‘friend’ wants to borrow Pan, you just know they’re going to be trouble. You really just need to read this book to find out what happens!
This series is fantastic, the second book in the series is just as hilarious as the first. These are delightful children’s books with gorgeous illustrations which really bring the story to life. Just like ‘There’s a Dragon in my Dinner’ it is the kind of book which I think will enable children to discover the joy of reading for pleasure. They’re brilliant stories which are filled to the brim with humour and fun! As a teacher, they’re the type of books I really want to use in school to show how brilliant reading truly is. I highly recommend these books for children aged around 7+ and even adults to enjoy and have a good giggle! If children enjoy books by Jeremy Strong and Jeff Kinney, I think this series would be perfect for them. 5/5 stars!
If you would like to purchase a copy of this book, please do so from your local booksellers. However, if you would like an online alternative, you can do so here: Amazon UK or Waterstones. These are only a few ideas of places you can get the book from, so please don’t restrict yourself to merely these!
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