Komodo!

Komodo![Read] ➪ Komodo! ➲ Peter Sís – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Mad about dragons, the boy who narrates this picture book is pleased when his doting parents decide to take him to Indonesia, home of the Komodo dragon The boy takes the road less traveled through the Mad about dragons, the boy who narrates this picture book is pleased when his doting parents decide to take him to Indonesia, home of the Komodo dragon The boy takes the road less traveled through the jungle, where he encounters the dragon of his dreamsFull of intriguing detailpicture book, original in concept and beautiful in design Booklist. This is a story about a family who travels to Indonesia because their little boy loves Komodo dragons The visit isn t quite what he expected, but it wasn t completely a disappointment The illustrations are very good, comparable to other books by Peter Sis But the story wasn t overly engaging It teaches a little about where Komodo dragons live and the tourism industry that centers around these ancient, fearsome creatures We enjoyed reading the additional information about the dragons in the This is a story about a family who travels to Indonesia because their little boy loves Komodo dragons The visit isn t quite what he expected, but it wasn t completely a disappointment The illustrations are very good, comparable to other books by Peter Sis But the story wasn t overly engaging It teaches a little about where Komodo dragons live and the tourism industry that centers around these ancient, fearsome creatures We enjoyed reading the additional information about the dragons in the illustration of the Komodo dragon book within the story as well as in the author s note in the back of the book But it certainly wasn t our favorite of his stories This is a simple story about a girl who loves dragons so her parents take her to Indonesia to see the komodo dragons.There is little text, but the pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations are large and complicated with lots of little extras and hiding dragon s for the observant reader There is also a lot of factual information about the komodo dragons worked into the illustrations as well as a factual paragraph at the end of the book.This could be a fun book to use to discuss that most myths and This is a simple story about a girl who loves dragons so her parents take her to Indonesia to see the komodo dragons.There is little text, but the pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations are large and complicated with lots of little extras and hiding dragon s for the observant reader There is also a lot of factual information about the komodo dragons worked into the illustrations as well as a factual paragraph at the end of the book.This could be a fun book to use to discuss that most myths and legends begin with a truth I think this book is mostly about the illustrations Dragons and lizards galore scattered throughout It felt like a Hidden Treasures search from a Highlights magazine I was rather intrigued by the school photo particularly the woman who looked like she was wearing a bathrobe A very informative book considering it s a picture book with a very basic plot If the dragony lizards really did look that cute, I wouldn t mind seeing one. I liked the illustrations and the prose The story line was missing closure The boy was alone on Komodo islandhaving heard a large roar and then the next page he is safely on the boat traveling home with his mom and dad What happened I really like this book because the illustrations are merely active, although the storyline could be a tad bit better in order to balance out the illustrations. The illustrations are wonderful but I wish the author had allowed the boy to haveof an encounter with the dragon. The story of a boy who loves dragons and his family trip to the island of Komodo There is information at the end and in the story about the real Komodo dragon The art is intriguing and the plants all seem like animals making the scenery very fantastical and magical exactly as the little boy would see it His imagination makes the simple touristy visit into a wonderful adventure. A dragon loving boy gets a chance to travel to see real life dragons and learns some tough lessons about tourism Beautiful illustrations, especially when the narrator goes off trail The plot is a little lacking. Ages 6 10 Themes are dragons and travel This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A central theme in Peter Sis book Komodo is the belief that you have to venture off the beaten path to find experiences that are worthwhile This includes flying to Bali, then taking a ship to the small island of Komodo The narrator of the book, a young dragon enthusiast, does this so he can see a real dragon, the Komodo dragon, in its natural habitat.While at Komodo, with his parents who have surprised him with this trip, he finds that the elusive dragon isn t where all the tourists are ga A central theme in Peter Sis book Komodo is the belief that you have to venture off the beaten path to find experiences that are worthwhile This includes flying to Bali, then taking a ship to the small island of Komodo The narrator of the book, a young dragon enthusiast, does this so he can see a real dragon, the Komodo dragon, in its natural habitat.While at Komodo, with his parents who have surprised him with this trip, he finds that the elusive dragon isn t where all the tourists are gathered So, he ventures out on his own to find the lizard This takes us to the climax of the journey, which is a short lived, yet exhilarating encounter Given all the fascinating facts that Sis shares about the lizard and the build up of the narrator s devotion to all things dragon as well as the flight to Indonesia, I would have preferred that boy and dragon would get to hang out together a little longer, though I d want him to be safe, not dragged off like a goat in broad daylight, as Sis writes they have been known to do But then I remembered that all it took to spark my enduring devotion to giraffes was the brief moment when a giraffe walked toward me while I was perched on my father s shoulders at a zoo These moments matter in a young life They will live on in one s memory In addition to what is hopefully a life long fascination that is sparked by an animal encounter, I enjoyed the book because of Sis detailed illustrations For example, the class photo at the beginning is like a Where s Waldo in finding the narrator His room features everything dragon from an overhead light to a throw rug The drawings of Bali and Komodo are interesting as well, showing several different types of ships and tourists with their backpacks, straw hats and video cameras Curiously, we don t see any locals Maybe Sis is suggesting that they have been overrun by the tourism industry Still, our eager narrator finds the source of his fascination, while donning his favorite dragon t shirt and red baseball cap The Komodo dragon does not disappoint with its long, powerful tail They observe each other It is a rare opportunity

Hardcover  Ù Komodo! Epub ¼
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Komodo!
  • Peter Sís
  • English
  • 10 November 2019
  • 0688115837