Enter Jill, our protagonist and a formidable leading lady. She shows immediate compassion for the shackled dragon and duly invites him along to live with her. There, she shares all the things she loves to do in the hope of finding the dragon’s own special talent.
This debut picture book from the wonderful Lesley Barnes is utterly stunning and we would expect no less from her iconic illustrative style.
As fans of Lesley‘s artwork, we were so excited to see this offering when we heard she had been working on a book for children.
Barnes has created a tenacious and caring heroine and one any child can relate to and indeed, aspire to be like.
Eventually, they find it!
The dragon possesses a unique and special gift. He and only he can make toast that’s fit for a King.
We must also give a mention to the loveable, if a tad jealous dog. Keep an eye on our furry friend throughout each spread and just watch his changeable expressions.
We’ve heard news of a sequel and quite frankly, we cannot wait!