Cover image for A poor excuse for a dragon
BIB ID#1513434
Call# J Hayes

A poor excuse for a dragon

New York : Random House, c2011.
47 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
When Fred the dragon leaves home he learns that he is not very good at roaring or breathing fire and swallowing people only makes him ill, but with help from a witch, a giant, and a wise boy he finds his true calling.

Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  "Punchy dialogue and compact sentences should make this a read-aloud delight." --Publishers Weekly "Part-slapstick, part-fairy tale, the gently humorous plot has enough twists and turns to keep newly independent readers engaged. "--School Library Journal Fred the dragon has a list of tasks he must complete in order to be a successful dragon--none of which comes naturally. But he's determined to make #5--eat people--work. Before you can say "pass the salt" he's gobbled up three people even though he doesn't have the stomach for it. Luckily a local shepherd, with the help of a giant and a witch, knows how to cure what ails him and get those pesky people out of his belly. It's happily-ever-after for everyone in ways you'd never expect. Geisel award-winning author/illustrator Geoffrey Hayes is a stepped reader maestro. The common threads between his wildly popular Uncle Tooth and Otto SIRs and the more recent Benny and Penny series (Toon Books) are clear and constant. The art is adorable, the characters are bursting with personality, and the stories are humorously subversive. From marauding pirates to misbehaving mice to a dragon who swallows people whole (and then continues to communicate with them in his belly!), Geoffrey always hits that sweet spot for the stepped reader audience--easy to decode, illustrative tales that tickle the funnybone.


LocationCall NumberItem TypeVolumeBarcodesort iconStatus
Lefrak CityJ HayesJuvenile Hard Cover0228534162224Available
Lefrak CityJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228534162596Available
DouglastonJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228551278648Due 7-30-2014
Glen OaksJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228556608542Available
Glen OaksJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228556609664Due 7-24-2014
SeasideJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228562777570Available
BriarwoodJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293014Available
CoronaJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293022Due 7-31-2014
Childrens Library Discovery CenterJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293030Due 8-3-2014
CoronaJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293048Available
Childrens Library Discovery CenterJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293055Available
Bay TerraceJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293071Due 7-29-2014
BroadwayJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293089Available
BroadwayJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293097Due 7-29-2014
AstoriaJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293105Available
AuburndaleJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293113Due 7-24-2014
BaysideJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293147Due 8-1-2014
BaysideJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293154Due 8-2-2014
South Ozone ParkJ HayesJuvenile PaperbackSRC '130228564293170Available
WoodhavenJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293188Available
Windsor ParkJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293204Due 7-24-2014
WoodsideJ HayesJuvenile Paperback#40228564293212Due 7-31-2014
South JamaicaJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293238Available
South HollisJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293261Due 7-14-2014
SteinwayJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293279Available
SteinwayJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293287Available
Rochdale VillageJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293295Available
PomonokJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293311Due 7-30-2014
Richmond HillJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293337Available
Queens VillageJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293345Available
Richmond HillJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293352Available
RidgewoodJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293360Due 7-24-2014
Rego ParkJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293378Due 7-30-2014
Middle VillageJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293386Available
Ozone ParkJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293394Due 7-23-2014
North Forest ParkJ HayesJuvenile PaperbackSTEP #40228564293402Available
North HillsJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293410Available
McGoldrickJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293428Due 7-30-2014
MaspethJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293436Due 7-30-2014
Mitchell-LindenJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293444Available
HillcrestJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293469Due 7-19-2014
Jackson HeightsJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293485Due 7-18-2014
Jackson HeightsJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293493Due 7-21-2014
GlendaleJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293501Due 8-1-2014
HollisJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293519In Transit
Langston HughesJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293527Due 7-18-2014
LeffertsJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293535Available
LaureltonJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293550Due 7-28-2014
Lefrak CityJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564293568Available
FlushingJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564294087Available
Forest HillsJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564294095Available
Far RockawayJ HayesJuvenile PaperbackC - COLLECTION0228564294103Available
Fresh MeadowsJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564294129Due 7-23-2014
Fresh MeadowsJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564294137Due 7-15-2014
Court SquareJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564294145Available
ElmhurstJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564294160Due 7-19-2014
East FlushingJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564294178Available
East ElmhurstJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564294186Available
DouglastonJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564294194Due 7-24-2014
Cambria HeightsJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564294202Available
Long Island CityJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564329339Available
Broad ChannelJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564338959Due 7-29-2014
Glen OaksJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564396064Due 7-22-2014
BroadwayJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564460423Due 7-24-2014
Queens VillageJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564739966Due 7-17-2014
Queens VillageJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228564739974Available
Jackson HeightsJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228565436075Due 7-30-2014
Jackson HeightsJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228565436083Due 7-24-2014
Forest HillsJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228565564371Due 8-1-2014
Forest HillsJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228565564389Available
Rochdale VillageJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228565684740Available
Rochdale VillageJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228565684757Available
ArverneJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228565759500Due 7-22-2014
Langston HughesJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228565918650Available
FlushingJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228568235219Available
FlushingJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228568235433Due 7-17-2014
FlushingJ HayesJuvenile Paperback0228568235441Available

Marc Record

01101pam a2200277 a 4500
110826s2011 nyua b 000 1 eng
$a 2010-025000
$a 9780375868672 (pbk.) : $c $4.00
$a 0375868674
$a 201111021245 $b sislam $c 201108261412 $d uafzal $y 201108261322 $z jlin $w bt08252011.dat $x 44
$a DLC $c DLC $d NjBwBT $d GCmBT
$a lcac
$a [E] $2 22
$a J Hayes
$a Hayes, Geoffrey.
$a A poor excuse for a dragon / $c by Geoffrey Hayes.
$a New York : $b Random House, $c c2011.
$a 47 p. : $b col. ill. ; $c 24 cm.
$a Step into reading. $n Step 4 book
$a When Fred the dragon leaves home he learns that he is not very good at roaring or breathing fire and swallowing people only makes him ill, but with help from a witch, a giant, and a wise boy he finds his true calling.
$a VTLSSORT0080 0100 0200 0201 0400 0420 0820 0990 1000 2450 2600 3000 4400 5200 9950 9992