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Children's Nonfiction Safety

Treasure at Sea for Dragon and Me, A

Water Safety for Kids (and Dragons)

by (author) Jean E. Pendziwol

illustrated by Martine Gourbault

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2005
Category
Safety
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781553377214
    Publish Date
    Mar 2005
    List Price
    $17.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2

Description

Fun and safety go hand in hand as a little girl and a dragon spend a hot summer day at the beach. The two friends build castles in the sand, splash and swim, and race a boatload of pirates to a hidden treasure. As they play, the girl teaches her irrepressible friend to be water smart.

The winning combination of adventure and safety information --- including The Dragon's Water Safety Rhyme and the checklist of rules at the end of the book --- provide the perfect starting point for safety discussions.

About the authors

Jean E. Pendziwol has published several highly acclaimed picture books, including Once Upon a Northern Night, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. She is also the author of Marja’s Skis, illustrated by Jirina Marton, and The Red Sash and Dawn Watch, illustrated by Nicolas Debon. Jean’s debut adult novel, The Lightkeeper’s Daughters, will be published in 2017 in more than ten languages. Jean finds inspiration in the rich history, culture and geography of Northwestern Ontario where she lives in the shadow of the Nor’Wester Mountains near Lake Superior.

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Martine Gourbault is a painter and illustrator. She has illustrated a number of picture books including, I Went to the Bay, Mr.McGratt and the Ornery Cat and the Dragon Safety series. She resides in Vancouver, Canada.

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Editorial Reviews

This book is an ideal tool for teaching water safety basics to early elementary children and preschoolers. At home on public and elementary school library shelves, it should even find its way into aquatic centre collections for instructional use.

Quill and Quire

Rhyming couplets deliver safety lessons with a playful tone. Bright with fine lines of color, the pencil-crayon artwork has a cartoon look and plenty of entertaining details.

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Librarian Reviews

A Treasure at Sea for Dragon and Me: Water Safety for Kids (and Dragons)

Fun and safety go hand in hand as a little girl and a dragon spend a hot summer day at the beach. As they play, the girl teaches her irrepressible friend to be water smart.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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