Christmas Spirit: Me and My Dragon
Charlesbridge, 2015 (2015)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
ollow the adventures of a small boy and his pet dragon as they prepare for Christmas. At the outset of the story the child is a bit worried that his pet doesn't really fathom the idea of Christmas and gift giving. Check the illustrations closely and you'll notice, right from the beginning of this humorous story, that really isn't the case.
ith the clock ticking the boy realizes that he doesn't have enough money to purchase gifts, so he and his pet work at a number of jobs to collect the funds necessary. Along the way the youngster begins to realize that he is pretty fortunate to have a loving and well situated family, but there are other individuals for whom the holidays are a real economic strain.
ithout giving away the ending I'll just say that the boy and his dragon decide to spend their hard earned money in a manner you would not have expected at the beginning of this holiday tale.
ombining humor with the idea that it is
better to give than receive
, David Biedrzycki has created a book that you'll want to revisit every year when the holidays roll around. A warm story that captures the true meaning of Christmas, this picture book will be loved by all members of the family.
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