Date Published : 2009-03-01T00:00:01Z
Authors: Wormell, Chris
Language : en_US
Dimensions: Height: 10.499979 Inches, Length: 10.499979 Inches, Weight: 0.46517537282 Pounds, Width: 0.2999994 Inches
Publisher : Red Fox
Far, far away over the high, high mountains in an old castle wall, in a tiny, tiny hole there lives a little mouse called George. He’s very small and rather timid and he can be a bit clumsy too. In fact, poor George is so hopeless that he can’t even make lunch without burning his cheese on toast! But when a huge and terrifying dragon attacks the castle, George springs into action. Because as fans of George and the Dragon know only too well, George has a very special talent.
George is a small mouse with a big talent—he can scare a dragon! George lives in the wall of a castle that is home to a beautiful princess. Through elaborate, expressive, watercolor illustrations, children can see that a big, red dragon (who happens to be afraid of mice) comes to the castle threatening the safety of a beautiful princess. Luckily, George can scare the dragon away and save the princess just by being himself. The princess is most grateful. To celebrate George’s heroics and her safety, she prepares extra helpings of his favorite meal, cheese on toast. This charming tale is told through few words and gorgeous detailed pictures. In almost every double page spread the dragon appears in some manner for the reader to spot (a red pointy tail, a yellow menacing eye, a claw clutching the side of a mountain). At times the reader is the only one who sees the dragon who creeps menacingly through the pages unbeknownst to George and the princess, thus engaging the reader and heightening the tension of the plot. Reviewer: L. A. Gallaway