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Beloved picture book creator Mem Fox puts a fresh spin on a new baby book in this tender, funny story of unconditional love.

Two parents love their brand-new baby dragon…even though he is always breathing fire (especially when he’s hungry or tired). Dragon tries his best not to set any more fires, but sometimes accidents happen. And when he unwittingly coughs up another flame while playing, what are his loving-but-slightly-exasperated parents to do? He is a baby dragon, after all!

About The Author

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Mem Fox is an educator and international literacy expert, and her many acclaimed picture books for young children include Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug!Hello Baby!Baby BedtimeI’m an Immigrant Too; the bestselling modern classics Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes and Time for Bed; and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia. Visit her at

About The Illustrator

Photograph by Tom Davick

Linda Davick is the illustrator of several picture books, including We Love You, Rosie! by Cynthia Rylant; What Riley Wore by Elana K. Arnold; as well as her own Say Hello! and I Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes!. She is also the author and illustrator of the Mimi’s World chapter book series. She lives near a nature preserve in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books (May 2, 2023)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534453340
  • Grades: P - K
  • Ages: 3 - 5

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