Jill & Dragon (Hardcover)
"And they all lived happily ever after." This is what the storybooks say, anyway. Everybody's happy at the end of her book, Jill notices, except the dragon, who must settle for being hated and feared. She isn't having any part of that!
Jill invites the dragon out of the book -- that's all it takes, you know -- to teach him some skills that go beyond singeing castles. He makes a botch of things at first. Dragons are going to dragon, it seems. All seems lost until they discover the dragon's surprising culinary artistry fit for its own cookbook!
Lesley Barnes' picture book is gorgeously illustrated and wittily told. It is a true treasure.