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'Dear Uncle Morton. You'd better get on a plane right now and come back here. Your dragon has eaten Jemima.'

It had sounded so easy: Edward was going to look after Uncle Morton's unusual pet for a week while he went on holiday. But soon the fridge is empty, the curtains are blazing, and the postman is fleeing down the garden path.

'Short, sharp and funny' - Telegraph

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6th February '17
Belllboo read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
The Dragonsitter 9781849394192
5 stars
I found this book very fun and I liked how it as written in emails.  I would rate it 5 out of 5 and liked the email where the uncle asked if he had given the dragon chocolate.

I would recommend it for beginner readers as well as people really good at reading because I am a really good reader and I enjoyed this book as it was different and funny.
6th February '17
Little Mr A read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
The Dragonsitter 9781849394192
5 stars
I really enjoyed this book and read it twice over the weekend!  It is different to other books, set out as emails between Edward and his Uncle.  I thought it was really funny and loved reading about everything the dragon had been getting up to.  It is a very short book so didn't take me long to read but I would definitely read more like this in future.
4th April '18
Jess10 read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
The Dragonsitter 9781849394192
5 stars
When Edward's  Uncle Morton asks him to look after his pet dragon while he goes on holiday,  Edward doesn't know how hard it will be.thinLooking after a fire-breathing dragon is abig challenge.  The dragon eats everything, he sets the curtains on fire and lots more happens.

This book is fun and funny and I can#t wait to read the rest in the collection
14th February '17
I read it to TaylorMay aged 6 aged 6
The Dragonsitter 9781849394192
5 stars
My 6 year old daughter loves this book. She said it was really funny, especially the email about the Dragon having a poo on the carpet. This book is easy reading and my daughter managed to read most of it herself.
27th February '17
Danmanx read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
The Dragonsitter 9781849394192
5 stars
Thank you for giving me this book. I thought the story was hilarious and the pictures are cool. The book is about a boy who is babysitting a dragon. It isn't written like a normal book, it is email messages between the boy and his Uncle. The funny bits are that the boy has to scoop up a lot of poo and put out fires. The dragon also calms down if you feed him chocolate. The book is short and I was able to read it at one bedtime. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series. 
22nd February '17
I read it to Scatty Noo aged 6 aged 6
The Dragonsitter 9781849394192
5 stars
Another hit in the Winsper household! Scarlett LOVES this book and has told me she wants to use her pocket money for the next one!
We started it at home and read it together, Scarlett read a few pages and then mummy read some. Scarlett asked to take the book to school with her so she took it in the next day. She only read the WHOLE book! Mummy was understandably very upset that I didn't get to listen to the ending so I might have to take it to bed with me tonight to find out.....
The book is very cleverly written in the form of emails going backwards and forwards between Edward Smith Pickle and Morton Pickle. Morton Pickle has gone on holiday entrusting his dragon to his nephew to look after. He has left very few instructions and because of this the dragon has slowly turned the house into a smoldering, wreck plagued by dragon droppings! 
The emails fly backwards and forwards between Morton and Edward about the care of the dragon, when eventually Morton tells Edward the dragon likes chocolate! This keeps the dragon happy for.....a while.....
When I asked Scarlett what she liked about the book she told me she liked it because it was funny and she liked the idea of a dragon living in someones house. We talked about the possibility of having a dragon as a pet and thankfully came to the conclusion they are best left in books!
4th February '17
Seb1 read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
The Dragonsitter 9781849394192
5 stars
This is a story about the Smith-Pickle family and what happens when their uncles dragon comes to stay! As you can imagine all sorts of chaos occurs when you have a dragon under your roof!!

Sebastian enjoyed this book, especially the poo bits! I like the way it was spilt into seperate emails as this made it easy to read!
11th February '17
Yzabelle read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
The Dragonsitter 9781849394192
5 stars
My 7 year old daughter LOVED this book, she found it extremely funny and didn't put it down until she had finished it. Fabulous illustrations throughout and a great read
3rd May '17
Rat-rat09 read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
The Dragonsitter 9781849394192
5 stars
My son read this to me over a period of time he liked the format of being written in emails and laughed at the naughty things the dragon got up to and mums reactions!

Great book for his age group - he is 7.
We have another dragonsitter book
So will look forward to the next one!  
19th January '19
I read it to Hedgehogs 1-2 aged 5 to 7
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4 stars
I read this to a class of 5 and 6 year olds. Although they didn’t quite understand the concept of emails and why it was written in that they, they loved hearing about all the naughty things the dragon got up to. We had lots of laughs and they have asked me to now read the next book in the series.
24th February '19
I read it to 1Brocks! aged 5 to 6
The Dragonsitter 9781849394192
4 stars
This was the first 'chapter' book I tried with my class, although the book isn't strictly written in chapters. It's in the form of emails between Edward and his Uncle Morton. This is perfect to dip into when we had a few spare minutes befor lunch or at the end of the day, and the children were always asking when we could read the next message. It would be a really good way to link into learning about writing emails. Our class really loved the ever growing list of things the dragon had done to annoy mum (especially any poo related incidents!), it really made them giggle. I would really recommend this book.
4th February '17
I read it to rsa aged 7 aged 7
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4 stars
Mum: A great book for a dragon obsessed boy. My son enjoyed the story. The book itself is broken up into short emails between Edward and his Uncle Morton. It only took a short time to read. It is perhaps a little too long for a bedtime story, but only just.

My son: I like this book. It is funny, especially when the firemen come out to find out how the postman got set on fire. I like the dragon, I think he looks good. I would like to own my own dragon. I don't believe dragons eat chocolate though.
5th February '17
PaigeS246 read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
The Dragonsitter 9781849394192
4 stars
Paige thought this was great, it's not a big book so perfect to get into quickly Paige loved the story and how funny it was though she now wants a pet of her own, eeekkk
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