Don't Ask the Dragon

Lemn Sissay author Greg Stobbs illustrator


Publisher:Canongate Books

Published:24th Feb '22


Available for immediate dispatch.

The first children's book from number one bestselling author, poet and national treasure Lemn Sissay, beautifully illustrated throughout

This is the story of a little boy called Alem who goes on an adventure.

It's his birthday, but who knows where he can go to celebrate it?

Maybe the bear, the fox, the treefrog or the bulldog know?

But don't ask the dragon . . . or he will EAT you!

A lovely book, simple and yet profound. There should be a copy in every nursery -- JACQUELINE WILSON
Warm-hearted and cheerful . . . simple but lyrical * * Sunday Times, Best Children's Books of 2022 So Far * *
A stunning new rhyming folk tale for our time, about someone who wonders where is home. The answer is surprising but it tells us all, from the youngest reader to the oldest that you can find home so long as you've got friends. It's moving, loveable and philosophical, in other words, great mind-soup! -- MICHAEL ROSEN
Lemn's dragon is one we all need to meet, want to meet. A dragon with kind teeth, a friend-dragon. A Lemn-dragon! We have grandchildren who will love it. Grandpa loved it too -- MICHAEL MORPURGO
The story is perfectly matched by the wonderful illustrations and I love the message of home being inside you -- MALORIE BLACKMAN, author of NOUGHTS AND CROSSES
A warm-hearted, richly coloured, peril-spiced quest * * Guardian * *
A lovely celebration of friendship and belonging, perfect for reading out loud -- CERRIE BURNELL
[A] beautifully drawn adventure * * Daily Mail * *
A lovely read . . . beautifully illustrated pages * * Big Issue * *
Warm-hearted and cheerful to look at, it is simple but lyrical, and has an unexpected twist. -- Nicolette Jones * * The Sunday Times * *

  • Short-listed for Spark! School Book Awards - Early Reader Picture Fiction 2022 (UK)
  • Long-listed for Derby Book Festival Children's Picture Book Award 2023 (UK)

ISBN: 9781838854003

Dimensions: 285mm x 275mm x 4mm

Weight: 230g

32 pages