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`Five bored vikings went out hiking,
Looking for adventure, for something bold and new.
So they thought they'd hunt a dragon,
and then tie it to their wagon,
Take it home and chop it up to make a dragon stew!'
But when the Vikings find their dragon, they get a great, BIG surprise!
A wonderfully funny rhyming picture book from the author of Poo in the Zoo , Steve Smallman. With hilarious illustrations from Lee Wildish ( Pizza for Pirates and Spaghetti with the Yeti ), this is the perfect story book for young children - and guaranteed to become a family favourite!

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6th November '18
MAK read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Dragon Stew 9781848951006
5 stars
Our six year old loves rereading this fun tale of vikings and their travels, probably because it uses the word bum quite a few times!
17th May '17
LucasChops read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Dragon Stew 9781848951006
5 stars
We love this book about a group of bored Vikings who decide they need some excitement so head off to track down a dragon so they can make some dragon stew.  These Vikings are a rag tag bunch of boys (and a girl) who smell, parp and are generally looking for mischief.  They find a massive pile of dragon poo (Lucas' favourite bit!) and are climbing what they think is a mountain only to find themselves eye to eye with a dragon.  A very polite, tea drinking dragon who is glad of some company, until he realises their intention and sends them running with burnt bottoms!  It's a fun tale with some fab illustrations and we come back to it again and again
13th August '16
I read it to SophieKelly aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Five bored vikings hatch a plan... to go and catch a dragon (if one of them can actually figure out what a dragon is...)... and make it into to skew. They packup their longboat... taking essential sardine sandwiches (in case they're late for tea)...and set off on their adventure. Their boat is attacked by a squid.... but they manage to scare it off thanks to some smelly socks.... and get directions to Dragon Island from a passing killer whale. On reaching the island, they realise their quest is nearly over when they find a large pile of steaming dragon poo.... yet climb a tall and some would say spikey mountain with still no view of the dragon. Yup - they're on his back.....! The dragon reveals himself a polite friendly tea-drinking gent, whose flames singe the bottoms of the motley crew. It's a funny, rhythmical romp of an adventure supported by detailed, funny drawings..... with a few easy laughs and lots of scope for your "best acting" voices... which make it a popular read ("again mummy"). 
8th August '18
I read it to Lydieabs aged 4 aged 4
Dragon Stew 9781848951006
5 stars
My daughter's (current) favourite book. She loves to recite parts and the rhyming text makes this easier for her to do. She particularly likes to share some of the ruder words (bum and poo)
This is a lovely book with bright illustrations  A massive hit in our house. 
3rd August '18
I read it to swalkee aged 3 aged 3
Dragon Stew 9781848951006
5 stars
We all love this book in our house, it's a really fun read. The words roll of the tongue in a fun rhyming manner.

It's written in such a way that my little boy is starting to remember the words and join in when we read it again. Dragons and Vikings what's not to love
29th November '16
I read it to AvaW aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
My daughter bought this home from nursery. in this story some Vikings want an adventure, so they decide to hunt a dragon to take home and make into dragon stew. They find a dragon, but they don't get it home. It is a rhyming text, my daughter enjoyed looking at the pictures, and she thought the ending was funny. 
15th August '16
I read it to Piglet aged 4 aged 4
Dragon Stew 9781848951006
3 stars
Five bored vikings set off to find a dragon with the intention of making dragon stew. The story is written in rhymes, but annoyingly many don't quite scan. They is a bit about dragon poo (always appealing to my young son!) and the ending is quite funny, but for me this book lacks the magic that makes me want to read it to my son.
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About Steve Smallman

Steve Smallman Biography
Steve Smallman has been illustrating children's books for over 30 years and began writing children's stories 10 years ago, now having written over 50 books. He also teaches illustration and mural-painting workshops in schools. The first picture book he wrote was [url=https://toppsta.com/books/details/the-lamb-who-came-for-din...

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About Lee Wildish

Steve Smallman has taken up writing his own stories after illustrating children's books for over 30 years. He also teaches illustration and mural-painting workshops in schools. When he's not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening and walking in the countryside. Lee W...

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