Has your dragon forgotten how to breathe fire? Have no fear. This imaginative story follows the exploits of one frustrated dragon owner as she tries increasingly hilarious tricks to rekindle her dragon’s flame. Covering everything from the simplest tactics (tickling the dragon), to the sneakiest ones (surprising it with unlit birthday candles), this book is perfect for children who love to guess what’s going to happen next.
Readers will learn that in the end, the most important thing is loving the dragon unconditionally. If a person can do that, and if they mean it from the bottom of their heart, then they might discover a truly magical result.
Full of vibrant illustrations and begging to be read aloud, How to Light Your Dragon is a creative lesson in friendship and perseverance.
The art is a wild and wonderful amalgamation of bold colors and striking design. The typography almost steals the show with its marvelous variety. Yet it is the message to sit down and tell someone that they are loved that gives the book its true firepower.
— Kirkus Reviews
Amusing… Each poster-like spread bursts with bright colors, ink splats, and exuberant hand-drawn typography that sprawls across the page, and almost has a spark of its own.
— Publishers Weekly
Fred Benaglia has lived and worked in Paris for over twenty years, first as an artistic director at a communications agency, and now as the artistic director overseeing children’s magazines at Bayard Presse. He has written and illustrated numerous children’s books.
Didier Lévy began as a journalist before devoting himself full time to children’s literature. He lives in Paris.