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Iguana Be a Dragon
By (author): Maddie Frost
Maddie Frost


Bloomsbury Children's Books



Product Form:


Form detail:

Picture book
Hardcover , Picture book


Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 6
Jul 12, 2022
Print Run: 35000
$23.99 CAD


10.04in x 10.04 x 1 in | 450 gr

Page Count:

40 pages
Bloomsbury Children's Books
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians

A humorous and heartfelt picture book about an iguana who thinks he needs to be someone else to stand out – but realizes that what's most special are the qualities that already make him unique.

When Iguana is invited to new neighbor Cheetah's pool party, he's worried that it will be filled with all kinds of interesting animals. And he's not interesting at all! But what if he became something amazing, like . . . a fire-breathing dragon?? Iguana has a big plan -- could it work, or will it all go up in flames?

Maddie Frost introduces a silly and relatable character who learns that his own unique qualities are actually pretty neat, and the coolest friends will celebrate him for who he is.

Maddie Frost is the author and illustrator of Animobiles, Smug Seagull, and Just Be Jelly, and the illustrator of A Is for Artichoke, Shine Like a Unicorn, and more. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two dogs, and a donkey next door.

Instagram: @hellomaddiefrost
Twitter: @_maddiefrost

Rep Pick: Doesn’t everyone want to be a dragon!? (No? Just me?) In this adorable picture book, Iguana learns that he doesn’t need to be someone else to stand out—being himself is what makes him unique, and true friends will always celebrate him for that.—Kris Hykel

“With a sympathetic main character, witty narration, and expressive art, this picture book is great fun for reading aloud.” —Booklist

“The story is loaded with humor and offers a strong yet never heavy-handed message. . . . A lovable iguana reminds us to be ourselves--a lesson that readers young and old can embrace.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Swipe this one off the shelf for a belly-laugh-inducing beach read.” —Kirkus Reviews on SMUG SEAGULL

“[A] laugh-along picture book.... Bright and filled with movement.” —Booklist on SMUG SEAGULL

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