Reviewed by: Mojomums Kelly and son Logan (age 7)
What they say: When Tomas discovers a strange old tree at the bottom of his grandad’s garden, he doesn’t think much of it. But he takes the funny fruit from the tree back into the house – and gets the shock and delight of his life when a tiny dragon hatches! The tree is a dragonfruit tree, and Tomas has got his very own dragon, Flicker …
Tomas soon finds out that life with Flicker is great fun, but also very … unpredictable. Yes, dragons are wonderful, but they also set fire to your toothbruth and leave your pants hanging from the TV aerial. Tomas has to learn how to look after Flicker – and quickly. And then something extraordinary happens – more dragonfruits appear on the tree. Tomas is officially growing dragons …
The first book in a sparky and utterly enchanting new series.
What we say: “Logan has really started to enjoy reading and is tackling longer chapter books – this one has had him laughing out loud! He has been reading quotes to me from the book that he finds hilariously funny, so I would say it is perfect for children of his age.
Logan says: “I have really liked reading this book before bedtime. The dragon is funny and does some naughty things. I wish dragons were real, I would keep one as a pet too!”
The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd is available from many good bookstores and online from Amazon.