A Gold Star for Zog

A Gold Star for Zog

Book - 2012
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The ultimate back-to-school quest from bestsellers Donaldson and Scheffler

What do dragons learn at Madam Dragon's school?

How to fly. . .
How to roar. . .
How to breathe fire!

Zog is the most eager student in the class, but he's also the most accident prone. With each test (and each bump, bruise, or scrape), his dream of earning a gold star seems further away than ever.

But a mysterious girl keeps coming to his rescue. And when Zog faces his toughest test yet, she may be just the person to help Zog win classroom glory!

The beloved creators of Room on the Broom , The Gruffalo , and Stick Man are back with this tale of an unexpected hero who's good as gold.

Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2012, c©2010.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780545417242
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Scheffler, Axel

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wmtlady
Sep 07, 2017

Told with a child's logic and a twist of silly, this storybook should delight both boys and girls of 4 to 6 year olds. The illustrations are done in bright bold colors and fill entire pages. Julia Donaldson often portrays her characters as helpful and kind and does so in this book.

ksoles Mar 26, 2014

Zog desperately wants to win a gold star in his dragon classes. Unfortunately, flying classes result in a crash into a tree, a young girl has to offer him a peppermint after he scratches his throat trying to roar and an attempt to breathe fire ends with his own wing in flames! As a final test, Zog must capture a princess. When he struggles, the same young girl reveals herself as a princess and volunteers to be captured...only to admit that she wants to become a doctor instead! Will she realize her ambition? And will Zog ever receive his gold star?

Told in a fun, read-aloud rhyme, "A Gold Star For Zog" humourously weaves fanciful dragons and princesses into a relatable classroom setting. Donaldson deftly integrates the princess character into the story as, together with Zog, she illustrates the importance of aspiration, dedication and following one's dreams.

As usual, Alex Scheffler has created zany art filled with action. Flipping through the images of a class of cartoonish dragons in a rainbow of colours will brighten anyone's day!

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atate
Feb 16, 2014

A wonderful rhyming book. My 4 year olds loved it, and as my daughter wants to be a doctor, it had the perfect ending.

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Feb 10, 2017

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