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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
The Dragon Wagon is a social issues picture book for children written by A.B. Writings and illustrated by Oyeplot. Duff and Dahlia were out walking when they encountered a dragon. Now, that’s not an everyday sighting to be sure, but this dragon was even more special because it was sitting in a red wagon. The dragon did not breath fire or puff out flames; he just sat in that wagon. Duff and Dahlia noticed that the tires of the wagon were all cracked and broken. They weren’t quite sure what they should do. Should they try to wheel him around in his wagon? Should Duff perform a magic trick and turn that dragon into a sheep? After giving the matter a lot of intense thought, Duff and Dahlia finally decided on the perfect course of action.
The Dragon Wagon teaches kids to accept others as they are, without changing them or feeling that they have to make up special rules or techniques for dealing with others who may seem different. Simply saying hi and becoming friends can be the answer to any situation -- even when encountering a dragon in a wagon. I loved the elegant simplicity of this modern-day fable as the two children begin to become aware that their dragon visitor has feelings and could even cry. Oyeplot’s illustrations are marvelous. They are bright and boldly colored, and they make that dragon shine splendidly. Parents and caregivers should make sure to go to the page entitled Discussion Questions to keep the narrative going. While a superb selection for story time, this book is also suitable for first-time readers to try on their own. The Dragon Wagon is most highly recommended.