Cover image for No dragons for tea : fire safety for kids (and dragons)
Title:
No dragons for tea : fire safety for kids (and dragons)
Author:
Pendziwol, Jean.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Buffalo, NY : Kids Can Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NP Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.2 0.5 35367.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 2 Quiz: 17815 Guided reading level: K.
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ISBN:
9781550745696

9781550745719
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

While out for a walk with her mom, a little girl has the surprise of her life --- she meets a real, live, fire-breathing dragon! Now this dragon is nothing to be afraid of --- in fact, he's so friendly that she invites him home for tea. But their afternoon snack is suddenly interrupted when the dragon sneezes and sets the table ablaze. Luckily, the girl knows just what to do, and she teaches her new friend to be fire smart, too.



With its funny, rhyming verse and spunky illustrations, Dragons for Tea shows kids that learning about fire safety doesn't have to be scary. The story ends with ?The Dragon's Fire Safety Rhyme? --- a fun and easy way to remember what to do in case of fire.


Author Notes

Martine Gourbault is a painter and illustrator. She has illustrated a number of picture books including, I Went to the Bay, Mr.McGratt and the Ornery Cat and the Dragon Safety series. She resides in Vancouver, Canada.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-6. A girl finds herself in the middle of a fire when her new friend (who happens to be a dragon) sneezes: "Well . . . we all know what happens when dragons 'a-choo.'" The girl, who is obviously well schooled in fire safety, knows just what to do. The dragon, however, makes some mistakes. He hides under the rug, then, once he gets outside, he wants to go back for his stuffed bear. The girl sets him straight: "Don't ever go back--that just will not do. We can get a new bear, but we can't replace you." Humorous colored-pencil illustrations accompany the lively rhyming text, which ends with a catchy fire-safety poem that kids can easily memorize to help them remember basic fire-safety rules. An entertaining way to teach or reinforce fire-safety concepts, this will come in handy during fire-awareness week. --Lauren Peterson


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-When a young girl meets a dragon at the beach, she invites him to tea. While they are enjoying a scrumptious meal, the dragon sneezes a fiery sneeze, and flames shoot up from the tablecloth and curtains. The child's new friend panics and tries to hide, but she keeps her cool and helps to get him and her family out of the house safely. The rhyming text has an infectious cadence that should appeal to youngsters. The colored-pencil illustrations are bright and follow the story line well. Tips are appended for teachers and/or parents to use in helping children learn what to do in case of a fire in their homes. In addition, "The Dragon's Fire-Safety Rhyme" helps reinforce the primary rules. A unique way to introduce a very important subject.-Krista Grosick, Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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