Introducing a brand new hardback picture book all about dragons! From the bestselling and award-winning author/illustrator Anna Walker.
It's a fun school story that contains arguably, the cutest dragon ever seen in a picture book! Everyone in Miss May's class believes in dragons-except for Jack. When the other children join in the game of imagining a dragon at school, Jack refuses to play along. Is there anything that can convince him?
About the Author
Anna Walker lives in Melbourne Victoria. She completed a degree in Graphic Design in 1994 before becoming a freelance illustrator. Anna's illustrations have enjoyed international success in a broad range of products, from greeting cards to Christmas decorations. Anna's work has gained recognition in regular exhibitions and a Melbourne Art Directors Club award for best illustration. Scholastic Press is delighted that she has now chosen to illustrate and write her own picture books.
Kids Book Review
by Tania McCartney November 2010
"Along with singing with the voice of Ella Fitzgerald, my great life dream is to illustrate like Anna Walker. There is something so delicately beautiful and childlike in her work that just transcends the viewer to another world. I can't get enough of Anna's work, and in I Don't Believe in Dragons, I have been very sated, thankyouverymuch. I think it's so important not to underestimate the impact beautiful illustrations have on children. They may not outwardly express their feelings over artwork, but the appreciation is so there... you can see it in their eyes. In I Don't Believe in Dragons, the reader will certainly cop an eyeful of beauty - but the story by this talented author/illustrator is just as beautiful. When kindergarten teacher Miss May tells her children she sees a dragon, the children react if different ways. Some are intrigued, some surprised, some scared. But Jack says he doesn't believe in dragons. When Emma wonders where the dragon is, Jack reminds her there isn't any such thing. When Ned finds a feather and asks if dragons can fly, Jack assures him it's a bird's feather - nothing to do with a dragon. And what about that snoring sound? Not a dragon, insists Jack. So do dragons really exist? Of course they do. I just wish that adorable orange-spotted dragon would visit my house and make cups of tea in my kitchen. Sigh. Magical."
For Ages: 4 - 6 years old
For Grades: K - 2
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st September 2011
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 24.5