J.R.Poulter has worked as a senior educator, librarian, lecturer in English Expression, editor and in a circus. A multi-awarded author/poet with over 50 books to her name, she also writes poetry, YA and general readership fiction under J.R.McRae.
Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite
Author J.R. Poulter tells us what it's like to be invaded by dragons in Dang - It's the Dragons! This book is a funny children's book that not only rhymes, but tells the tale of what the farmers did one day when the dragons swooped down on their farms to eat up their crops. Poulter’s story and the beautiful colorful illustrations by Niki Leonidou create a fantastical story about the wonders of dragons. The fantasy and magic, as told by the elders, cause children to believe that this is all fable until the day that they actually encounter dragons. Once the dragons pounced upon a farm to gobble up the delicacies of chillies, onions, radishes, garlic and peppers, they not only had a feast but they left piles upon piles of poop. Little did they know that the secret to the mystery was held in Grandfather’s special book. Was that the last time that they would see the dragons and the poop?
I felt giddy reading this story. It was fun as I enjoyed the rhymes, the story and colorful images. This book was so engaging that I wanted more. Your child will love reading this book over and over again. I believe that it will become one of their favorites because the story is fun, educational and entertaining. Children will learn that when life gives you lemons, simply find ways to turn it into lemonade as the farmers did. By discovering Grandfather's book, they were able to solve the dragon dilemma. What will happen if the dragons return? Get your own copy of this story to find out.