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Rascal The Dragon: Collection 2 brings together a set of stories by Australian children's writer Paul Jennings about a stray dragon and his friend Ben.

In "Rascal at the Show", Rascal gets fleas and needs a bath before entering a show competition. In "Rascal and the Cheese", the dragon befriends a mouse and steals cheese from Ben’s dad. And in "Rascal and the Hot Air Balloon", Rascal chases a hot-air balloon even though he’s forbidden from flying by Ben.

The simple vocabulary of these stories, combined with Rebecca MacCauley’s facility with character voices and the sprightly music that accompanies the narration, make this story a natural fit for listeners between ages three and six.

Publisher's Summary

These endearing characters and funny stories, from best-selling author Paul Jennings, will amuse and delight children and their parents.

Great for boosting the confidence and interest of beginner readers when used in conjunction with the print edition.

Includes: Rascal and the Hot Air Balloon - 'You must not chase planes,' says Ben. Rascal wants to fly. Will he do what he's told?

Rascal at the Show - 'Poor Rascal,' says Ben. 'His tail is itchy.' Rascal has fleas. How can he win Best in Show?

Rascal and Little Flora ' 'You must do something nice for Little Flora,' says Ben. Rascal is in love with a little dragon. Can he win her heart?

Rascal and the Cheese - 'Dad,' says Ben. 'The cheese has gone.' Rascal has something in his mouth. Is he a thief?

©2005 Lockley Lodge Pty Ltd.; (P)2006 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"Effortlessly satisfies the perpetual, pleading mantra of teachers everywhere for 'high interest, low ability' reading books ... the author manages to write a short, satisfying twist in every one." (Magpies Magazine)

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