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A Gold Star for Zog

By Julia Donaldson   Illustrated by Axel Scheffler   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545417242 Hardcover
32 Pages | 10" x 11.25" | Ages 4 to 8

The ultimate back-to-school quest from bestsellers Donaldson and Scheffler

What do dragons learn at Madam Dragon's school?

How to fly. . .
How to roar. . .
How to breathe fire!

Zog is the most eager student in the class, but he's also the most accident prone. With each test (and each bump, bruise, or scrape), his dream of earning a gold star seems further away than ever.

But a mysterious girl keeps coming to his rescue. And when Zog faces his toughest test yet, she may be just the person to help Zog win classroom glory!

The beloved creators of Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo, and Stick Man are back with this tale of an unexpected hero who's good as gold.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Stick Man

*"Donaldson and Scheffler's poignant, suspenseful profile of an inanimate object recalls Laurie Keller or The Velveteen Rabbit. Donaldson's rhymes never skip a beat, and Scheffler personalizes the many animals, people and settings in his witty watercolors. This yarn could become a December perennial." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"Scheffler's engaging illustrations, Donaldson's irresistible rhyming text and repeated refrains make this a winning read-aloud that will stick around long after the holiday season." -Kirkus, starred review

"The easy cadence, with a rolling structure and uncomplicated rhymes, will make this endearing picture book a fun read-along, and though Stick Man might object, kids will recognize the near-endless possibilities for fun that a stick presents." -Booklist