Violet's best friend is a dragon named Dave. His scales change color with his moods. Dave's shyness leads to red scales, hot temperatures, and fire! Will he ever make any new friends?
What I thought: This was a nice story. Dragons in picture books seem to be on the rise. Dave & Violet would pair well with Me & My Dragon. I love that Dave's shyness leads to the fire. It makes me think dragons have been misunderstood. The illustrations are great. I love all the color. My favorites are the cover, the frontispiece (Dave vacuuming while Violet reads), and the last page (Dave & Violet hugging).
(Frances Lincoln, 2011)