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"Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone, flying into trees and even setting his own wing on fire. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help Zog with his toughest test: capturing a princess? This early reader edition contains the complete classic story and pictures, in a pocket-book format, and with an extra-clear font and layout, to support children who are gaining confidence in reading."--
Publisher: Toronto :, Scholastic Canada Ltd.,, 2017
ISBN: 9781443157018
Branch Call Number: JS DON
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Scheffler, Axel - Illustrator


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Sep 07, 2017

Told with a child's logic and a twist of silly, this storybook should delight both boys and girls of 4 to 6 year olds. The illustrations are done in bright bold colors and fill entire pages. Julia Donaldson often portrays her characters as helpful and kind and does so in this book.

ksoles Mar 26, 2014

Zog desperately wants to win a gold star in his dragon classes. Unfortunately, flying classes result in a crash into a tree, a young girl has to offer him a peppermint after he scratches his throat trying to roar and an attempt to breathe fire ends with his own wing in flames! As a final test, Zog must capture a princess. When he struggles, the same young girl reveals herself as a princess and volunteers to be captured...only to admit that she wants to become a doctor instead! Will she realize her ambition? And will Zog ever receive his gold star?

Told in a fun, read-aloud rhyme, "A Gold Star For Zog" humourously weaves fanciful dragons and princesses into a relatable classroom setting. Donaldson deftly integrates the princess character into the story as, together with Zog, she illustrates the importance of aspiration, dedication and following one's dreams.

As usual, Alex Scheffler has created zany art filled with action. Flipping through the images of a class of cartoonish dragons in a rainbow of colours will brighten anyone's day!

Feb 16, 2014

A wonderful rhyming book. My 4 year olds loved it, and as my daughter wants to be a doctor, it had the perfect ending.

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Feb 10, 2017

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