Do Not Disturb The Dragons By Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Sharon Davey

Publication Date: 09 July 2020

The Blurb

Wondermere is the luckiest kingdom in the land, all thanks to the dragons that nest on top of the castle. Nobody wants them to fly away, so everyone has to FOLLOW THE RULES and make sure everything STAYS THE SAME to keep the dragons HAPPY.

Princess Grace HATES the rules. They stop her doing everything she loves, like PLAYING TROLL-O and WEARING TROUSERS and training to be a BRAVE KNIGHT. Why do boys get all the FUN!

Determined to prove that the rules are a LOAD OF OLD SWAMP ROT, Grace and her sister Princess Portia secretly enter the year’s BIGGEST TROLL-O TOURNAMENT. A couple of rule-breakers couldn’t possibly disturb the dragons … could they?

The Review

Laugh out loud funny, Do Not Disturb The Dragons is a raucous, rule-breaking romp showing that if you are blocked from following your dreams, you have to be the change you want, and that just because something, like not eating ice-cream for breakfast, has always been the rule, doesn’t mean it should stay that way.

Vivid descriptions bring the kingdom, and the inhabitants, of Wondermere to life. Whether it’s the king’s daughters, knights-in-training, ball trolls, imps or wild unicorns, every character has a unique voice. I particularly loved Princess Grace’s unicorn!

Sharon Davey’s playful illustrations bring the fun and joy at the heart of this delightful story to life, and capture the cheeky, charming girls and their friend’s personalities perfectly.

Perfect for younger readers striking out on their own reading adventure and would make a fun class read for KS1 with lots to talk about along the way. And even better, it’s the first in a series too!

Great for fans of:

• Beatrix The Bold by Simon Mockler
• The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd
• The Legend Of Kevin by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Huge thanks to ReadingZone for asking me to review Do Not Disturb The Dragons for them and to Bloomsbury for sending me a copy. Do make sure you check out all of the book reviews by teachers and librarians on their site.

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