The Night Dragon
Publisher: Lincoln Children’s Books
Maud the multi-coloured dragon isn’t like the other night dragons. She doesn’t fly or breathe fire and she can’t cast grey clouds over the land to make the night fall. They tease her and say she’s weak but when they tire themselves out with their brutish antics, it’s up to Maud to sort out the sky. A little encouragement from a very little friend gives Maud the confidence she needs to try, and then she discovers that her own clouds are all the colours of the rainbow.
The artwork is the star of the show in this gorgeous picture book with stunning colours and beautiful landscapes. The dragons themselves are especially glorious. The story of self-belief and finding your own way continues to be important and while it may not cover new ground, the illustrations make this book feel like a treasure.