Iguana Be a Dragon (Hardcover)

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Staff Reviews

Iguana is worried about not being "amazing" enough to make new friends. But what if he could transform into an amazing dragon? This book is very silly, in all the best ways.

— Suzanna


A humorous and heartfelt picture book about an iguana who thinks he needs to be someone else to stand out – but realizes that what's most special are the qualities that already make him unique.

When Iguana is invited to new neighbor Cheetah's pool party, he's worried that it will be filled with all kinds of interesting animals. And he's not interesting at all! But what if he became something amazing, like . . . a fire-breathing dragon?? Iguana has a big plan -- could it work, or will it all go up in flames?

Maddie Frost introduces a silly and relatable character who learns that his own unique qualities are actually pretty neat, and the coolest friends will celebrate him for who he is.

About the Author

Maddie Frost is the author and illustrator of Iguana Be a Dragon, Animobiles, Smug Seagull, and Just Be Jelly, and the illustrator of A Is for Artichoke, Shine Like a Unicorn, and more. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two dogs, and a donkey next door.

Praise For…

“The story is loaded with humor and offers a strong yet never heavy-handed message. . . . A lovable iguana reminds us to be ourselves-a lesson that readers young and old can embrace.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Swipe this one off the shelf for a belly-laugh-inducing beach read.” —Kirkus Reviews on SMUG SEAGULL

“[A] laugh-along picture book.... Bright and filled with movement.” —Booklist on SMUG SEAGULL

Product Details
ISBN: 9781547606535
ISBN-10: 1547606533
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Publication Date: July 12th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English