This is one of the latest volumes in a series on charming tales about a boy and his pet dragon. In this book the two enjoy learning about counting and colors. Common sight words give young readers practice reading. Colorful pictures enhance the story and help young readers expand oral language and develop comprehension. The themes of the colors and counting are useful in teaching Kindergarten SOLs.
Richmond Public Schools, October 2011
The Dear Dragon series has been around for over 30 years, and this new series of stories continues the formula of providing practice for the early reader. Each book focuses on allowing the reader to practice sight words in a controlled environment. The colorful illustrations support the text and allow the reader to expand on the story, The Dear Dragon series provides an opportunity for the library to support classroom reading instruction for its earliest readers. Recommended.
Arlington Independent School District, June 2011
Fifty-six pre-primer vocabulary words are used in this simple text introducing colors and numbers. Two pages in the back of the book suggest activities to reinforce phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, echo reading and comprehension discussions. This is another good addition to the series to be enjoyed by beginning readers and used by teachers.
Book Buzz, December 2010