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Oscar and the Very Hungry Dragon (edition 2010)

by Ute Krause

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Title:Oscar and the Very Hungry Dragon
Authors:Ute Krause
Info:NorthSouth (2010), Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:picture books, dragons, humor, food, child

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Oscar and the Very Hungry Dragon by Ute Krause



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Oscar and the very hungry dragon is a story about a hungry dragon who feeds on princesses, but when there are no princesses left the town decides to draw children's names from a hat, and a boy named Oscar was chosen to be the dragons next meal. Oscar is a very skinny and smart little boy he uses his cleverness to trick the dragon into allowing him to fatten up before he feasts on him. After convincing the dragon to go grocery shopping for him so he can make himself some delicious meals the dragon smells what he is cooking and Oscar tells the dragon to eat dinner with him to satisfy his hunger while Oscar fattens up. Each day the dragon would ask to see Oscars finger to see if hes gotten fatter and Oscar being a cunning young man uses a twig as his finger to trick the dragon into thinking he was still skinny and once the dragon realizes how hes been tricked Oscar convinced him that if he gets eaten then he will no longer have Oscar to cook delicious meals for him, and Oscar outsmarted the dragon once again. ( )
  Michelle.Martin | Feb 28, 2017 |
A story with a great lesson on friendship and finding a good way out of a bad circumstance.
  JudesThree | Mar 9, 2013 |
A Great book for teaching kids about patience and friendship. The dragon is looking for a princess to eat but gets Oscar instead. Oscar outsmarts the dragon to create an unlikely friendship. ( )
  mccabe1030 | Jun 2, 2012 |
A hungry dragon demands a princess...but no princess is available! So the dragon gets Oscar instead. Skinny Oscar is no fit meal for a dragon! He needs to be fattened! Oscar begins cooking marvelous meals and the dragon gets hungrier and hungrier...will Oscar trick the dragon out of his meal in the end? Or will the dragon get the better of Oscar?

This is a delightful take on the feeding-a-dragon-meals-to-wean-him-off-humans plot. It's the details that give this story it's charm - the dragon getting glasses, Oscar riding a donkey to his doom whilst wearing a baseball cap backwards. Krause's long-nosed people are the perfect mixture of silly and dramatic and the lengthier parts of the story are beautifully paced so younger children won't lose interest.

Verdict: Definitely add this to your dragon picture books! A new story time favorite!
  JeanLittleLibrary | Jan 19, 2011 |
This picture book is well illustrated in a fun and vivid manner. It is engaging for the child's eye, and teaches children the importance of inginuity and keeping tradition. A great book for a first grade classroom.
  jllwlsh | Dec 4, 2010 |
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No princess is around to be fed to the dragon so Little Oscar's name is pulled from the hat. Learn how the boy's cleverness comes to his rescue!

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