Reviewed by David Savage
Scarlet Underpants Meets the Dragon is the second book in the Scarlet Underpants series about a girl who is teased about her name and has no friends. In the first story Scarlet met the Tooth Fairy and now she meets the Tooth Fairy’s friend, the sensitive, liquorice loving dragon.
In Scarlet Underpants Meets the Dragon, Scarlet visits her treehouse at the bottom of her garden to meet Penny Moneytree’s, aka the tooth fairy, friend Rarajaja the Dragon but causes upset by having a misconceived notion of what dragons should be like.
Overall, this book is well-written and teaches about friendship and not to judge others without even getting to know them. It has also been beautifully illustrated by Sevilay Akcay that complements the story perfectly.
This is a wonderful short story about true friendship that is perfect for a bedtime story that children will just adore. And with some of the newer words that would be introduced into a younger readers vocabulary these are highlighted and in a much larger font so that they stand out, encouraging the use of language and creating discussions on the meaning of the word.
So not only is it a great magical story with beautiful illustrations but it also has educational value as well as an excellent moral within the story.
RRP: £7.99 (paperback)
Available to buy from Amazon here.
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