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Watts, Alan, 1915-1973.
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First edition.
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xii, 46 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 124354.
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A monsteras in your room . . . what do you do? Call Grannyas Dragon, sheall protect you Granny knows a thing or two about scary monsters: how to keep one busy (with pajamas and teeth brushing), and what to feed one (delicious monster stew). But what happens when Granny canat be there? What happens if the monster goes invisible? Not to worry, Grannyas got a plan for that, tooaa very big plan. Monsters are no match for Grannyas dragon From popular author Lisa McCourt and whimsical illustrator Cyd Moore comes this sweet story about the power of the imagination to comfort and soothe bedtime worries.

Author Notes

Lisa McCourt is a children's author. She discovered she loved to write as a child when she won a bumper sticker contest for a slogan to save the planet. She came up with "We're not the only ones who live here. Don't ruin their world." She drew a picture of a rabbbit, squirrel and a bird tomgo wiith the slogan.Her first job out of college was for a company called Troll Communications. It was a book publishing company with classroom book clubs that let you order books right from your teacher. She worked for children's book publishers for 10 years and then started her own book packaging company, Boingo Books. She enjoyed being s book publishe ras well as an author but being an author was her passion.

Lisa McCourt's books include Good Night, Princess Pruney Toes, and the Chicken Soup for Little Souls series. In 2014 her title, I Love You Stinky Face made the New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-A nameless narrator is sleeping over at her grandmother's house, and she's almost certain that there's a huge monster in her room. But Granny has a solution for every "what if," the penultimate one being that her "large but good-hearted dragon" can "go invisible" and protect the little girl from any monster. The humorous dialogue, while unremarkable, is effective and likely to appeal to children. The real star here, though, is the artwork. The monster is distinctly monstrous without being overly scary. Moore uses saturated colors and includes full-bleed spreads, single-page pictures, spot art, and insets. In one of the most effective illustrations, Granny and the little girl appear in an inset on a spread of the dragon while the grandmother describes the creature. A couple of wordless spreads speak for themselves. McCourt and Moore imbue the book with their trademark humor. Libraries with fans of their earlier work, and those in need of reassuring monster-banishing stories, may want to add this title.-Amy Lilien-Harper, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.