Summer Library Programs may be over, but that doesn’t mean the younger readers in the listening area can’t come back and take a look at the picture books again! With our rotating collection, new a bed-time or weekend picture book is always available. Also, the library offers Story Port, a short after-school reading and activity time for kids ages 5 through 5th grade. Contact Youth Services Librarian Andrea Weidenhaft for more information.
When Morton is told by his mother to play with his little brother, Morton thinks this is the worst suggestion IN THE WORLD. After all, Morton’s little brother is too little to do anything fun, and Morton wishes his little brother would turn into a kite, or a bulldozer… or a dragon! In If I Had a Dragon written and illustrated by Tom and Amanda Ellery, life with a dragon as a little brother is hilariously illustrated. Morton and his dragon-brother go to the movies, play basketball, go to the pool and more. But in each activity Morton finds that perhaps a dragon isn’t the best playmate. After an incident involving singed hair, Morton returns to his little brother in the backyard, realizing the brother he does have is maybe better than an imagined dragon. The pen and paint illustrations are very colorful, focusing on the green dragon and Morton’s red hair, while most of the backgrounds are filled in with charcoal grey details.