There's a Dragon in my Dinner!

There's a Dragon in my Dinner!

By Author / Illustrator

Tom Nicoll, Sarah Horne



Age range(s)



Little Tiger Press Group




Paperback / softback




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, with illustrations from Sarah Horne, illustrator of Sam Copeland's CHARLIE CHANGES INTO A CHICKEN.



The children in Year 3 with whom I tested this book adored it. We will definitely be buying more copies for our school! They loved Pan, the Mini-Dragon, and are very keen to read more stories about this wonderful creature. The illustrations are lively and the children loved the splodges on the pages where Pan had caused his usual havoc. It is delightful when Eric refuses to sell Pan for a hundred pounds and then questions this decision when Pan has eaten his way through his school uniform! The problems which Eric experiences in feeding the dragon provide many opportunities for humour as do the extracts from The Encyclopaedia of Dragonica. The story is full of fun and is enhanced by the fabulous illustrations. 160 pages / Ages 7+ / Reviewed by Terry Cornelius, teacher.

Suggested Reading Age 7+


I can already think of many young readers (aged seven to nine years) who will really enjoy this new series by Tom Nicoll. Eric loves Friday night takeaways but this particular week the bean sprouts come with more than he'd anticipated - a Mini-Dragon, called Pan, which has lost its way (it should be in Mexico) and ends up in the UK under Eric's care. Pan loves reading comics, and flying, but still has many things to learn about human life, while Eric has lots to learn about Mini Dragons. Unfortunately, Eric finds that there is also a lot that can go wrong with a Mini-Dragon in the room and he ends up being blamed for most of it, but through their ups and downs, a firm bond develops. The text is easy to read, the story moves quickly and it's very funny - in short, it has bags of appeal for young, independent readers. I'm looking forward to reading more about this duo! 160 pages / Ages 7-9 years / Reviewed by Ella Reece.

Suggested Reading Age 7+


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