Zog

Summary:

Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He’s also the most accident-prone. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help him with his toughest test: capturing a princess?

Comment:

Written and illustrated by Gruffalo’s duo Donaldson and Scheffler, the book shatters gender stereotypes: a young dragon who refuses to scare people and prefers to help them; a princess and a knight who would rather be doctors. However, the only female character is less subversive than it appears at first glance: the book reestablishes the girl as caring, mature, and ready to mediate in the concerns of males. Zog is a rhyming book with excellent illustrations.

Edited by: Centro MeTRa (Italy)

Author(s): Donaldson, Julia

Illustrator(s): Scheffler, Axel

Publisher: Scholastic

City: Toronto

Year: 2016

Pages: 32

ISBN: 9781407164939

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Diversity, Friendship, Respect, Rights

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