written and illustrated by Ursula Vernon
152 pagesNew York : Dial Books, 2009
Danny is a young dragon who hasn't found his fire yet. This brings him no-end of teasing from the big bad Komodo Dragon,, resident bully at his school for reptiles and amphibians. I must admit I did not finish this book. I just didn't have enough time to read something I was only mildly interested in. The book is half text-based novel and half graphic novel. All the fun pictures are drawn in green, black and white ink. Dragonbreath will probably find popularity with 3rd - 5th grade boys. With the graphic elements it will also appeal to reluctant readers.