There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight
Author: Penny Parker Klostermann
Publisher: Random House
Publishing Date : 2015
There was an old dragon who needed a lesson in table manners!
I mean really, he swallowed everything in sight, and much to the delight of young readers, burped them all up again.
This rollicking retelling of a well-known children’s song has perfect meter, action verbs, and a rhyme scheme that makes the story roll off the tongue. Children especially LOVE the refrain.
As an adult, I’ve used this book as an introduction to cumulative tales in my 3rd grade writing class for Young Author’s Day at a local college and the children loved the lyrical language and easily understood the concept.
Nominated as one of the ten best rhyming picture books of 2015, There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight may lumber away having eaten yet another item, the inaugural Best Rhyming Picture Book Award.
Author Penny Parker Klostermann is a teacher, author and lover of picture books, especially rhyming ones. She’s a member of The Poets’ Garage, where she hones her rhyming skills.
Good luck, Penny and Dragon! For more information on Penny scroll down to my interview with her in September.