Jill notices at the end of her storybook that the "happily ever after" did not apply to the defeated dragon. Read on to hear how Jill and her new friend create a much happier ending! (Spoiler alert: It involves delicious toast.) And enjoy Barnes' utterly original, yet somehow timeless, illustrations. In this case, you should TOTALLY judge the book by its cover!
"And they all lived happily ever after." At least, that's what Jill's storybook says, but Jill can't help noticing that at the end of the story, one character looks far from happy. Dragon is despised by the king because all he can do is singe, burn, and barbecue. So Jill decides to make her fairy tale ring true and invites Dragon out of the book, so she can teach him some alternative life skills Dragon throws himself into all of Jill's favorite things--but with disappointing results. When it seems as if all hope is lost, Jill and Dragon discover that he has one very unique, and palatable, talent . . .
About the Author
Lesley Barnes is an illustrator and animator based in Glasgow whose distinctive work straddles the spheres of fashion, music, children's literature, film, and product design. She has collaborated with the V&A in London, the Scottish band Belle & Sebastian, the children's magazines Anorak and OKIDO, and Glamour and Stylist magazines.