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Small dragon ... big trouble! When Eric finds a tiny dragon nestled among the beansprouts in his Friday night takeaway, he thinks it's a free toy. But Pan the Mini-Dragon is very real indeed - and he's about to get Eric into a whole heap of trouble... How is Eric going to explain the trail of devastation caused by one creature not much bigger than a spring roll?

A hilarious new series for fans of Jeremy Strong and Compton Valance.

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9781847156716
  • ISBN: 9781847156716
  • Pub Date: 11th February 2016
  • Publisher: Little Tiger Press Group
  • Imprint: Stripes Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 144

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1st October '16
I read it to Noah aged 6 aged 6
There's a Dragon in my Dinner! 9781847156716
5 stars
This is a really fun book. We love dragons so thought it was fantastic. There are lots of great illustrations and the cover picture is especially good. When Eric and his family have takeaway for their tea he finds a tiny dragon in the beansprouts. Eric thinks it's a toy at first but it is a real dragon and his name is Pan. The story follows the fun and chaos that comes from having your very own mini dragon. We loved this book especially all the details about mini dragons and would really like to read others in the series.
25th September '16
Suzanne read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
There's a Dragon in my Dinner! 9781847156716
5 stars
This book is about a boy called Eric who finds a mini dragon in his beansprouts. At the beginning he is terrified but after a moment they become really good friends. They've got lots of adventures and their relationship gets even stronger.
The book is written really well - when you start you don't want to finish The reader can discover lots of facts about mini-dragons.The text is bright, bold and humorous. It's captivating story that draws you in from the very beginning.
Our favourite sentence was: FRIENDS DON'T SELL FRIENDS!
My daughters really love the idea of having a mini-dragon - especially a talking one

We can't wait to Eric and Pan's next adventures!!
17th March '16
TomE read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
There's a Dragon in my Dinner! 9781847156716
5 stars
The pictures looked funny and made me want to read it. The dragon is called pan. I really enjoyed it when he found him in his dinner it was funny.
26th September '16
dannylee read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
There's a Dragon in my Dinner! 9781847156716
5 stars
Lovely illustrations. Story is funny from start to finish. Eric finds that a lot can go wrong with a Mini Dragon in his room and he ends up being blamed for most of the things that happen but through their ups and downs a firm bond develops.
11th November '16
I read it to Erin aged 6 aged 6 & to Amelia aged 8 aged 8
There's a Dragon in my Dinner! 9781847156716
5 stars
Such a fun story using language my little girls respond to with excitement and laughter. The mini dragon is sweet, the friendship between Erc and Pan is lovely. A funny and easy to read book well worth a read 
24th May '16
thomas Bangor read it themselves aged 12 aged 12
There's a Dragon in my Dinner! 9781847156716
5 stars
this is the best book i have ever read, it is a book I couldn't put down I wanted to keep reading to see what happened next, i found very easy to read which with being dyslexic I find reading hard, I pasted this book on to my little sister has I knew she would like it, if you haven't read please read it is fun and very interesting this is the best book i have read
6th October '17
I read it myself (an adult)
There's a Dragon in my Dinner! 9781847156716
5 stars
When Eric discovers a mini-dragon in his take-away noodles he really cannot predict what will happen.  
The dragon enjoys life in Eric's bedroom, but will Eric be able to hide him from everyone if it eats his things?  And how will Eric keep his new friend safe when his greedy next-door-neighbour realises it is not a toy he can get his parents to buy form a shop?
With great humour, backed up with lively illustrations, this book cannot fail to entertain and delight.
A perfect read for confident new readers and middle graders.
21st October '16
MicahW read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
There's a Dragon in my Dinner! 9781847156716
5 stars
This was a really enjoyable book. Eric finds a tiny dragon in his dinner, called Pan. Eric  thought it was a toy but it was real, and he gets Eric into loads of trouble. I thought it was a cool book as I like dragons. It was easy to read, with black and white illustrations throughout which are funny. Pan the dragon is very likeable and he would be great to have as a friend, even though he is very destructive. It was very funny, and it made me laugh that Pan could speak English. I didn't want to put this book down, I would definitely recommend it.
27th December '16
Man utd read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
There's a Dragon in my Dinner! 9781847156716
5 stars
A great funny book. I loved it 
27th September '16
I read it to Eric aged 6 aged 6 & to Ame aged 8 aged 8
There's a Dragon in my Dinner! 9781847156716
5 stars
This is a fantastic funny book,little pan the dragon gets Eric in lots of trouble when he find him in his Chinese.its a very funny book that I liked reading as well ,iwell worth a read.
9th March '16
Daria read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
There's a Dragon in my Dinner! 9781847156716
5 stars
this book is really funny and full of  adventure.
my favorite characters were Min and Pan.
Min was very clever and Pan was the bravest.
this story is about a boy called Eric who finds a mini dragon in his beansprouts. the story is about the adventures that they have together
i would recommend this book to 8+ 
7th April '16
Harry04 read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
There's a Dragon in my Dinner! 9781847156716
4 stars
I enjoyed this book. The idea of having a mini dragon is great. The characters were cool and I liked that there was a baddy kid. This story was funny at the end and i will look forward to reading more stories of what the dragon gets up to.
30th May '16
I read it to Spencer aged 5 aged 5
There's a Dragon in my Dinner! 9781847156716
4 stars
I read this to my nearly 5 1/2 year old who liked some of it but felt it had a bit of a 'slow start' before it got better.  I think the background/build up helps to set the scene and get them using their imaginations.  I feel the story would probably be better suited to a slightly older age range so we will revisit this again in the future.  Simple style, broken up with fun pictures making it inviting to read.
26th September '16
I read it to rsa aged 6 aged 6
There's a Dragon in my Dinner! 9781847156716
4 stars
 My son enjoyed this story. He thought it was funny and rather silly. He in particular liked the parts where Pan the Mini-dragon ate  Eric's school uniform and the flame-burping the alphabet incident. The illustrations work well with the story. I thought Pan was rather cute, however, my son was more of the opinion that he would be a 'cool' dragon to have, especially to take to school. I liked the feel good factor where Pan explains to Eric that friendship is not lost due to one disagreement. Overall, we would both recommend this book.
26th September '16
I read it to Geo aged 8 aged 8
There's a Dragon in my Dinner! 9781847156716
4 stars
As a parent reading this book I have mixed feelings about it. It's a fun, pacey book with a great character (Pan the dragon) and is quite a page turner but there are a few elements which I wasn't so keen on. Throughout the books there are number of references to fat and overweight people - they are always the bad guys - the teacher Mrs Biggs and the bully Toby. There were a few other references to people's physical characteristics and I feel that this reinforces stereotypes and encourages kids to laugh at people who might be a bit different. Other than that though it's a really modern, fun book including some background morals about friendship and loyalty. 8-year-old though had no qualms about it and thought the whole thing was riotous good fun and read it himself very quickly. 
14th April '16
I read it myself (an adult)
There's a Dragon in my Dinner! 9781847156716
4 stars
I love all things dragon, and wanted to read this book as the cover looked such fun. The story is funny and is well suited to children 6-8. My son would like the length of the story as he could read it on his own. I liked the mix of illustrations and think it is a great story, I wish I could find a dragon in my dinner, even if he did cause trouble it would be fun.
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