Poggle and the treasure

by Evans, Michael.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Eva
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  E Eva
Poggle and Henry are digging for treasure . . . but what will they find?   After a day filled with playing pirates, Poggle and his best friend Henry dig for buried treasure. When they find an egg, anything could be inside! The turtle that hatches is only a baby, and the friends help him make his way to the sea, where he belongs .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "There are many dragons in children's literature, but none is quite as cute and cuddly as pudgy blue Poggle. The young dragon and his silly best friend, a fuzzy creature named Henry, are digging for buried treasure on the beach when they uncover a large speckled egg. Curious about its contents, the friends keep watch until a turtle hatchling emerges, and then they help the baby make its tricky journey to the surf. The details around the turtle are only loosely based on fact (and little ones likely know it's best not to disturb animal nests), but Poggle and Henry's fascination with the natural world and their trepidation over the unknown is sweetly true to life, as is their playful sense of imagination. Featuring black outlines and soft washes of color and texture, Evans' whimsical illustrations are filled with charming and lively aquatic detail. This resourceful little dragon will resonate with young children, and happily his seaside adventures continue in Poggle and the Birthday Present (2011).--McKulski, Kristen Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Poggle is a teddy-bearish blue dragon with a best friend named Henry, who's equally cuddly but of a less determinate species. Inhabiting a cheery world that's given depth and texture by crayon-y black shading, Poggle lives at the beach (his home is a jaunty striped hut that's "comfy and cosy and filled with his very favourite things"). It's an ideal setting for making important discoveries, like a mysterious pink egg that the duo uncovers while playing pirates. Dramatic tension is kept to a minimum: the egg turns out to be a baby turtle that is soon reunited with its mother ("The creature gave them a huge smile. Then with a splish and a splash it was gone"). Evans deftly sidesteps treacle and spins out his stories with a light and distinctly British touch; a few novelty elements (like a dusting of glitter for a hatch of eggs) provide additional interest. Sweet, expressive, and reassuring, Poggle may be just the ticket for restoring the equilibrium of a wigged-out toddler. Also available: Poggle and the Birthday Present. Ages 1-up. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Dragons -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories -- Pictorial works.
Publisher London :Egmont,2011
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781405248112 (hbk.)
1405248114 (hbk.)
9781405248129 (pbk.)
1405248122 (pbk.)
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