Saturday, March 26, 2016

Let's Celebrate Dear Dragon - Book Jacket Cover Reveal!

It's time to CELEBRATE This Week with Ruth Ayres from Discover. Play. Build.  Every week Ruth invites us to share our celebrations from the week and link up at her blog. What a fun way to reflect on everything there is to be thankful for. 

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This week I'm celebrating Dear Dragon!

*throws confetti*

I hope I didn't get you tooooooo excited! Dear Dragon doesn't actually come out until this fall but I'm thrilled to share an exclusive look at the jacket cover for the book. If you haven't heard about Dear Dragon by Josh Funk and illustrated by Rodolfo Montalvo yet, here's the summary from GoodReads:

A sweet and clever friendship story in rhyme, about looking past physical differences to appreciate the person (or dragon) underneath.George and Blaise are pen pals, and they write letters to each other about everything: their pets, birthdays, favorite sports, and science fair projects. There’s just one thing that the two friends don’t know: George is a human, while Blaise is a dragon! What will happen when these pen pals finally meet face-to-face?

Totally sweet, right? But also completely awesome! It would be pretty amazing to have a dragon for a friend. It sounds like both George and Blaise are in for a surprise! And here's your prize for stopping in today. 

I give you, the epic book jacket cover reveal! Ta da!

I've heard from Josh that this book is told in epistolary letter form which means it's a collection of letters used to tell the story. How fun is that? I recently met with a teacher to talk about how to practice letter writing with kindergarteners. We brainstormed expanding the letter writing idea to writing emails and even posting updates to Twitter. I can see how Dear Dragon might be a great mentor text for letter writing. I can't wait!

Mark your calendars! 
Dear Dragon comes out September 6th 2016 
from Viking Books for Young Readers!

And until then, be sure to follow Josh and Rodolfo on social media. 

Visit Josh's website

Visit Rodolfo's website

What are you celebrating this week?

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