Barbara Joosse returns with a wonderful follow up to Lovabye Dragon which was published back in 2012. For those who aren’t familiar with this previous story, all you need to know is that Girl and Dragon are the best of friends! Evermore Dragon follows these two great friends as they play a game of hide-and-seek, but things go awry when Girl gets lost in her efforts to not be found.
‘Evermore, evermore, I am here.’
This lyrical tale is perfect for children who love to read-along. I won’t tell you exactly how this tale ends, but I promise it’s an ending which will leave you smiling from ear to ear. Dragon and Girl show us all how true friendship can illuminate the darkest of skies. Evermore Dragon reminds us that when we are in need, our friends will always be there for us, and that with such friends we can never truly be alone. There isn’t one of us who hasn’t felt the creeping cold of fear or of being forsaken, but with Joosse’s melodic use of language and Cecil’s beautiful illustrations a warmth with the strength of dragons fire can be set ablaze within you, and I.
BB Rating: 3.8/5
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