Title: Dragon’s First Christmas
Author: Emily Martha Sorensen
Review: The opening chapter to Dragon’s First Christmas was great, we see Virgil lighting Rose and Henry’s Christmas tree on fire. Virgil is Deinonychus antirrhopus baby dragon who hatched out of an egg at a museum who now lives with Henry and Rose. Despite this being a very short story I found myself really enjoying the story. Rose and Henry are struggle to cope with raising a baby dragon for the sake of science but after the burning of the Christmas tree both parents begin to fear for their health and safety but they do love him very much.
I also very much enjoyed the unique perspective of being inside Virgil’s mind and seeing how he was feeling. I loved the humourous moments in this novel although there is a tense atmosphere surrounding them but not matter what happens Henry and Rose don’t give up. As we approach the half way mark in this story, Virgil’s mannerisms resemble a puppy than a dragon but I felt this makes him completely loveable. Rose is trying to find a way for them to keep Virgil without endangering themselves or their home and nothing seems to be going to plan right now.
As we approach the 3/4 mark in the story, Rose despite her husband’s attitude continues to embrace the Christmas spirit and wants to enjoy it without having to worry about her son setting fire to her house constantly. I loved Rose’s father and he completely made up for Henry’s horrible attitude especially when he calls him the other one, I laughed so hard at this. As we enter the final section of the story, Rose and Henry gets the best advice from Rose’s parents rather than dragon experts which wasn’t a surprise as a baby dragon’s needs aren’t that much different to that of a human infant.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading this short Christmas theme story. I would be a great story for children and adults alike and I highly recommend it if you are looking for a light, funny read.
This book was sent me for review consideration by the author
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