Thursday, July 27, 2017

Picture Book Review: Do Not Take Your Dragon To Dinner by Julie Gassman

I received a free temporary ecopy of this picture book from Netgalley and Picture Window Books in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Do Not Take Your Dragon to Dinner
Author: Julie Gassman
Illustrator: Andy Elkerton
Publisher: Picture Window Books
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
Source: Netgalley

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We know you shouldn't take your dragon to the library, but what about taking him out to dinner? After all, dragons need to eat too! But with firey breath, flapping wings, and pointy spikes, that might not be a good idea! Rhyming text and diverse characters bring the importance of dinner manners to a new level in this colorful picture book by Julie Gassman.

My Thoughts: 
If you enjoyed 'Don't Bring Your Dragon to the Library', you are going to love this new rhyming book about why you shouldn't take your dragon to dinner. 

Sometimes we can't resist the urge to go out to eat as a celebration but there's something you must hear. Do NOT take your dragon to dinner. They are messy, rude, and often very clumsy. They'll make a mess and make you wish that you hadn't gone out to eat in the first place. Unless you teach your dragon their table manners first, of course.

Both the rhymes and brightly colored illustrations are incredibly entertaining and cover a diverse cast of dragons and their dinner companions. My toddler and I couldn't help but giggle at all the chaos and destruction the dragons caused. This is such a fun book that can also teach your little ones that table manners and behaving in public are very important.


  1. This sounds like a fun book! I love dragons.. And that cover is so cute! Looks like a perfect gift for my nephew and nieces. Thanks for the tip ;)

  2. Looks cute. I agree with Maureen's comment- looks like a great gift!