Where’s the Dragon?
Illustrated by Richard Hook
“To see a dragon, you must hunt high and low, and always believe hard enough!”
When George asks if he’s too old to believe in dragons, Grandfather tells him that it is time he saw one for himself. After all, seeing is believing!
As they set sail on their dragon hunt, Grandfather seems to know an awful lot about dragons but to have a great deal of trouble seeing one. They look up at a full moon as big as a dragon’s eye; sleep on ground that shudders and shakes; stand in an enormous footprint; cross a long, scaly bridge; and enter a burning forest. But still Grandfather can’t see for looking.
Even when Grandfather steps into a cave shaped like a giant mouth, and is blown away by a giant sneeze, he thinks it’s just the wind. But George is happy to hear that they will set off together again next year, when they will hunt higher and lower and believe even harder.
Readers are invited to count the hidden dragons, and to touch the pages and feel the textures. The story was beautifully illustrated by my father Richard Hook. Nobody drew a dragon quite like my dad.
“They all slept well. They all dreamed of dragons.”