My Little Dragon by Rochelle Humes

The Blurb On The Back:

Yummy, yummy in my tummy!

Meet Blake and his secret animal friends …

It can be tricky looking after magical creatures all on your own – especially when one of them is a very hungry dragon!

Will Blake find the perfect treat to help his picky dragon grow big and strong?

A reassuring little adventure to help make mealtimes fun. 

MY LITTLE DRAGON was released in the United Kingdom on 13th October 2022.  Thanks to the Amazon Vine Programme for the review copy of this book.

You can order MY LITTLE DRAGON by Rochelle Humes from Amazon UK, Waterstone’s or UK.  I earn commission on any purchases made through these links.

The Review (Cut For Spoilers):

Blake lives with his mum and dad and two older sisters but what they don’t know is that he shares his room with some secret pets – a little unicorn, a little lion, a little octopus and a little narwhal.  Blake’s little friends know to hide when Blake’s family are around.

Then Blake hatches a little dragon who wants to fly but to do that he needs to grow a little bit bigger, which means Blake has to find him something to eat. To do that, Blake and his little friends have to find out what food the little dragon likes and that is not easy, because he doesn’t seem to like anything!  Can Blake find the little dragon some lovely food that will help him grow so he can fly?

Rochelle Humes’s picture book is a cute affair aimed at encouraging younger readers to try different foods and which has some solid advice for parents and caregivers on how to handle mealtimes with young readers.  Rachel Suzanne’s illustrations are sweet without being cloying and I especially liked the hugs.  All in all it’s sweetly done and I would check out more of Blake’s adventures with his little friends.

Blake is a lovely character who enjoys hanging out with his animal friends (I particularly related to the grumpy lion) and is very keen to help the little dragon.  I liked the way Blake hugs his friends to make them feel better and the way he goes about trying to find a food that the little dragon likes is going to be very relatable to any parents or caregivers who are reading along with young readers.

There’s some nicely done humour that young readers will enjoy (e.g. when the little dragon accidentally sets fires to Blake’s father’s coat) and Rachel Suzanne’s illustrations are delightful as she gives each animal a character and the pictures really accentuate the text.

Hume has put an introduction to the book to explain why she wrote it, together with some advice at the back for parents and caregivers on how to handle mealtimes and getting young readers to try new foods.

All in all, I thought it was neatly done, very cute and something that young readers will enjoy.  I would definitely read more of Blake’s adventures with his little animal friends.  

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