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OH NO, Little Dragon!    by Jim Averbeck order for
OH NO, Little Dragon!
by Jim Averbeck
Order:  USA  Can
Atheneum, 2012 (2012)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Little Dragon has 'spark in his heart' which gives him a nice, bright flame when he goes 'Phoo-phoosh-Phoooooooooosh'. But that flame also covers Little Dragon with soot, which means he needs to take a bath.

'OH NO! I hate taking baths,' says Little Dragon, but he doesn't have a choice. Into the tub he goes. Then something unfortunate occurs. While playing in the tub, someone swallows too much bath water and douses his spark. Try as he might, Little Dragon cannot re-light that flicker of flame! Now what's a fire breathing dragon to do when he extinguishes his flame?

As you'll see, Little Dragon tries to re-light that flame by eating three hot chili peppers, but all that does is make his eyes water something terrible. Finally his mother comes to the rescue, but I'm not going to spoil the fun by telling you what she does to re-light Little Dragon's flame. But, once she does and he's back to normal ... 'Oh no ... sooty again!' And, of course, that means back to the bathtub!

You'll love the 'Oh no!' situations Little Dragon gets himself into in this picture book designed for children two years of age and older. Don't be surprised if 'Oh no!' becomes your little dragon's favorite expression after you've read this book together a few times.

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