Lizzy’s Dragon, book review


Title: Lizzy’s Dragon
by: Melissa Gijsbers
illustrated by: Kylie Leane
Publisher: Stone Table Books

When she finds an odd looking egg in the forest behind her house she decides to hide it in her bedroom in the hope that it will hatch into a lizard. What she gets is ‘Bubbles’, the oddest, fastest growing lizard she has ever seen. It doesn’t take long for her annoying little brother to discover her secret pet. It also doesn’t take long for Bubbles to grow out of her room. Lizzy begins to wonder whether Bubbles is a lizard at all, or something even more amazing. But how will Lizzy keep Bubbles a secret? And what will happen to Bubbles if anyone finds out about him?

Children adore stories about dragons, and ‘Lizzy’s Dragon’ by author, Melissa Gijsbers, is one to add to the must read list.

Lizzy is desperate for a pet, but her mother won’t allow one. One day, while she visits her secret hiding place, away from her maddening brother, Lizzy spots a reflective object on the ground. Afraid that it is a piece of glass that will start a bushfire in the dry weather, Lizzy goes to pick it up, only to discover it looks something like an egg.

Intrigued by the colour and shape, Lizzy hides the egg in a box in her room. It must be kept hidden from her nosy brother, who manages to tell on her for everything she does. Readers will enjoy following the journey of the hatching egg to the revealing of the reptile which turns out to be a dragon, but not the type that most people think of first.

When the township is in strife with an out of control fire, Lizzy’s dragon comes into the spotlight. It is here that readers will be delighted by the special gift the dragon has to offer.

Lizzy’s Dragon will keep the reader’s interest in its twenty bite-sized chapters. It will also have the reader wishing for a dragon of their own.

Purchase a copy:

Title: Lizzy’s Dragon
by: Melissa Gijsbers
illustrated by: Kylie Leane
Publisher: Stone Table Books
ISBN: 9780648118626
Category: primary aged chapter books
Pages: 74

Reviewed by Julieann Wallace
(Dip T, B. Ed, Author, Illustrator, Tea Ninja, Cadbury Chocolate Annihilator)

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