The first book in a fresh and funny new chapter book series, told completely in emails, about a boy named Eddie and a naughty pet dragon!
Dear Uncle Morton, You'd better got on a plane right now and come back here. Your dragon has eaten Jemima. Emily loved that rabbit!
It had sounded so easy: Eddie just needed to look after Uncle Morton's unusual pet for a week while he went on vacation. But soon the fridge is empty, the curtains are blazing, and the mailman is fleeing down the front path. The Dragonsitter will have readers laughing out loud and begging for more adventures.
Originally published in the U.K., this entertaining series opener from Lacey (Island of Thieves) takes place over a chaotic week in which Edward Smith-Pickle and his family look after a dragon belonging to his Uncle Morton. The story unfolds almost entirely through Edward's increasingly harried emails to his uncle: "Dear Uncle Morton, What's a tether? I don't know and Mom won't tell me, but she's at the end of hers." The emails go unanswered, leading Edward to worry about Uncle Morton's safety. Parsons's b&w cartoons, cleverly framed as photos attached to Edward's emails, reveal a house in ruin, with curtains aflame, a gaping hole in the fridge, and neighborhood cats fleeing in terror. The discovery that dragons love chocolate helps set things right, paving the way for future destructive adventures. Ages 6 10.