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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library E L (Text) 33500013778956 New Checked out 10/04/2023
Hawley Public Library E L (Text) 33500013794185 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0525555447
  • ISBN: 9780525555445
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : The Dial Press, 2023.

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Summary, etc.: High on a mountain live 100 mighty dragons all named Broccoli. When a tremendous wind blows half the dragons away, ten others sail off to become professional surfers in Hawaii. The oldest and youngest dragons take a train to New York City to start their own heavy metal band. And a mysterious wizard turns four more into a unicorn, a werewolf, a zombie, and a tiny pink poodle. Now how many dragons are left? Young readers will delight in following each and every dragon as they leave their home for marvelous adventures, until there is but one dragon remaining. That's when this final dragon named Broccoli retreats to a cave for the winter and reappears in the spring with a surprise that will thrill and delight. Prepare to read again!

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 April #2
    As the title suggests (but the text never explains), 100 differently colored, sized, winged, and horned dragons are all named Broccoli. After a wind blows away half of the dragons from their mountain-cave home, the story essentially becomes a continuous word problem that young readers must solve by calculating the correct number of dragons following such outlandish events as sailing away to become professional surfers in Hawaii, starting a heavy metal band in New York City, flying away to be fashion-conscious in France, and being turned into other magical creatures (unicorn, werewolf, etc.) by a wizard. The calculations progress in difficulty from subtracting 10s and 1s to working what amount to equations that use both addition and subtraction to handling a tricky zero. In a fun conclusion, one remaining Broccoli retreats into her cave for the winter and reemerges with 100 baby dragons, each featured in its own colorful and countable box with a unique name—except Broccoli Junior, who comprises the full-page finale. Other humorous details throughout keep the math concepts lively. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

David LaRochelle is the author of many books for children including How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans, The Best Pet of All, and The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories. David lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Lian Cho has created artwork for Sesame Workshop and the New Yorker, and illustrated several critically acclaimed picture books, including It Began with Lemonade and The Oboe Goes Boom Boom Boom. Lian grew up in Taiwan and New Zealand, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, is a Society of Illustrators Student Competition Finalist, and received the Rhodes Family Award for Achievement in Illustration.

Subject: Dragons Juvenile fiction
Counting Juvenile fiction
Children's stories Fiction
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Genre: Picture books.
Fantasy fiction.
Children's stories -- Pictorial works.

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