Real Dragons Don’t Wear Sweaters – Renee Carter Hall

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Dinkums is fuzzy and pink, but he wants to be a real, tough dragon. Skye, a bored young witch tries transforming him, with unexpected results.

This is a cute children’s fantasy novelette with a nice premise and a good sense of humor. Some of the jokes may go over the heads of younger readers, but overall it’s a reasonably good fit for its audience. For a YA reader, the events and obstacles may be a bit on the simplistic side, but it’s a pleasant read nonetheless. The characters are sketched more than fully developed, but in the context of the story, that’s sufficient. The story is a nice update on a classic concept of the dangers of wish fulfillment.

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