Title: A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans
Genre: Dragons, Fantasy & Magic, Humor
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Date Published: March 10th 2015
Synopsis: Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake is her pet—a ridiculous notion!
Unknown to most of its inhabitants, the City by the Bay is home to many mysterious and fantastic creatures, hidden beneath the parks, among the clouds, and even in plain sight. And Winnie wants to draw every new creature she encounters: the good, the bad, and the ugly. But Winnie’s sketchbook is not what it seems. Somehow, her sketchlings have been set loose on the city streets! It will take Winnie and Miss Drake’s combined efforts to put an end to the mayhem . . . before it’s too late.
I loved how both the dragon, Miss Drake, and the young girl, Winnie, think of each other as pets. It sets up both characters as equals.
There is much about this book that was captivating and enjoyable. Also, there are some feels because of the deaths that affect both characters, which is why they come to be in each other's company. This also helps bring the two of them together. And there are shenanigans.
Winnie gets them in some trouble, because she does things with magic that she shouldn't. This causes said shenanigans and also brings them closer together.
I am glad to have been given another chance to read more from Laurence Yep. It was awesome and fun to read.