Once Upon A Dragon

Once Upon A Dragon

Stranger Safety for Kids (and Dragons)

Book - 2006
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After a thump-bumping ride on a slide, a little girl and her dragon friend find themselves inside a fairy-tale book. The stories are familiar, and there's lots of silly fun as the dragon is transformed into fairy-tale characters. But danger lurks in the form of strangers -- including the hungry wolf from "Little Red Riding Hood" and Snow White's evil stepmother. And it's up to the girl to keep an eye on the dragon, who walks alone through deep dark woods and takes treats from people he doesn't know. Little by little, the girl teaches her irrepressible friend to be careful about strangers. The winning combination of fairy-tale adventure and concrete safety information -- including the Dragon's Stranger Safety Rhyme and the checklist of rules at the end of the book -- provide the perfect starting point for discussions with children about stranger safety.
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2006.
ISBN: 9781553379690
1553379691
9781553377221
1553377222
Branch Call Number: E 613.66 Pendziwo
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rogosin, Debbie
Gourbault, Martine

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prettypyrola
Jan 28, 2016

I love reading this book to my kids. Great rhythm and artwork. Very fun way to broach the topic of who is safe and not safe to talk to. My 3 year old can read along to some pages we've read it so often. I would recommend this book.

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Mica06
Jan 04, 2016

A tough topic to tackle, this is a great book to read to kids about safety. It has a catchy rhythm and poetry. But what really makes it stand out is the empowering position it gives to children as it is the protagonist (and child audience) who helps the dragon friend stay safe, rather than taking the point of view of lecturing the children on what to do or not do.

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