Me and My Dragon, by David Biedrzycki, Charlesbridge 2011. (Preschool/Early Elementary)
September is "Read to Your Dragon Month," and there is no better book to read to your dragon than "Me and My Dragon" by David Biedryzcki.
When I was a kid, I wished I had a dragon just like the one in this book. For one thing, he would have eaten my brussel sprouts. Actually, that alone would have been enough of a reason. The dragon in "Me and My Dragon" is such a friendly dragon that my almost-four year old son thinks he says, "Good morning, little boy. Have a wonderful day". And he probably does; I'm just too old to hear it.
The story is adorable, but what really sets this book apart and made me want to buy it are the fabulous, whimsical, slightly off-beat and ridiculously brilliant illustrations. The cover artwork is only a taste of what is in store for readers of this book.