Dragon Stew

Dragon Stew Five bored Vikings went out hiking looking for adventure something daring bold and new So they thought they d hunt dragon and then tie it to their wagon take it home and chop it up and make drag

  • Title: Dragon Stew
  • Author: Steve Smallman Lee Wildish
  • ISBN: 9781561486953
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Paperback
  • Five bored Vikings went out hiking, looking for adventure, something daring, bold and new So they thought they d hunt dragon, and then tie it to their wagon, take it home and chop it up, and make dragon stew But when the Vikings set off to find their dragon, they get a BIG surpriseHilarious, rhyming story from the award winning author, Steve Smallman The quirky, detaFive bored Vikings went out hiking, looking for adventure, something daring, bold and new So they thought they d hunt dragon, and then tie it to their wagon, take it home and chop it up, and make dragon stew But when the Vikings set off to find their dragon, they get a BIG surpriseHilarious, rhyming story from the award winning author, Steve Smallman The quirky, detailed artwork by Lee Wildish, illustrator of Charlie s Superhero Underpants, will entertain children for hours With an amusing surprise ending, this is the perfect story to read aloud to youngsters.

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    About "Steve Smallman Lee Wildish"

    1. Steve Smallman Lee Wildish

      Steve Smallman lives in Staffordshire with his wife, two dogs and two cats He has four children and a grandchild Steve has been illustrating children s books for almost 30 years and writing his own stories for slightly less He also teaches illustration workshops in schools, including mural painting Steve is the author of Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater Winner of the Sheffield Children s Book Award 2009 and The Lamb Who Came for Dinner Shortlisted for the Red House Children s Book Award and read by Meatloaf on CITV s Bookaboo When he s not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening and walking in the countryside.Steve Smallman on Steve Smallman I started working as an illustrator when I was in my final year at Art College and now, over 28 years later I still haven t got a proper job I ve illustrated literally hundreds of books, predominantly in educational publishing A few years ago I was main illustrator for Longman s Story Street reading scheme, illustrating 79 titles and writing 5.I ve worked in children s television, specifically in character development and most notably in the Raggy Doll series in the mid to late 1980 s I have also done a certain amount of licensed work, illustrating characters such as Postman Pat, Bill and Ben and Sesame Street.I ve been described as an Animal Artist , not I hasten to add because I m wild and hairy but because I love to draw animals and especially like to give them human characteristics I ve been writing children s books for about 6 years and have already had several picture books published with in development.I ve got 4 great children and although they re all adults now, my memories of them growing up inspire and inform my writing.

    917 thoughts on “Dragon Stew”


    1. This story was chosen by my year 2 class to read to them during story time. After reading it with them I now know why they love it so much. It is written in rhyme and is really easy to read aloud for both adults and children. The pictures are really colourful, with lots of detail and humour and the speech bubbles went down a storm with my class as they read them in various silly voices, much to their amusement. Dragon’s Stew is a story that follows five very bored Vikings, who one day decide f [...]


    2. Gorgeous detailed illustrations with rhyming story perfection. Bored vickings are on a mission to make Dragon Stew and set off on their quest. Every tot I know has squealed or grinned with delight as they come across a big steaming, gleaming pile of poo! Even the dragon is sooo posh drinking his tea? with his curling bib and claw/pinkie raised. He tells them that making Dragon Stew is such a nasty thing to do (I imagine him/and speak his lines with a posh accent). Does he teach them a lesson? He [...]


    3. I always struggle with books like this onewhere I was so NOT impressed but my audience LOVED it and demanded a re-read! 5 vikings (who aren't too bright) apparently are tired of pillaging and want to find a dragon to slay and eat. The illustrations are terrifictailed and quirky but the text left me flat. And teh endingwell, it was flat.


    4. Miss 3 and I like to explore different books at the library and try to get different ones out every week or so; it's fun for both of us to have the variety and to look at a mix of new & favourite authors.This was a random selection as she often likes books about dragons. Miss 3 ASD was horrified that they were attacking the dragon and it definitely didn't work for either of us.


    5. A lovely colourful book about 5 bored vikings who go on an adventure to catch a dragon but the dragon they come across is slightly different (larger) than they thought it would be!!!


    6. I would give the quirky illustrations four stars.The text didn't run smoothly in places and this I would give three stars.But I am sure younger children will find delight in the book.


    7. Dragon Stew follows the story of five Vikings who are bored and thus go on an adventure to find a dragon and turn it in to stew. Its quite straight forward.Most of the humor in this book, sadly, comes from toilet humor, which is a shame as I was really hoping that this book may have been rather clever and thought provoking. But then I suppose that one could argue that the main characters are Vikings, who are often portrayed as quite ill mannered.As for the pictures, they are very well done and a [...]


    8. An amusing story of five pirates who are bored and so they decide to sail to Dragon Island to find a dragon to have for supper. However, the dragon they find has other ideas.


    9. This fun, creative book is the perfect choice for a read-aloud. "Five bored Vikings went out hiking, looking for adventure, something daring, bold and new. So they thought they'd hunt a dragon, and tie it to their wagon, take it home and chop it up and make a dragon stew!" But when the Vikings set off to find their dragon, they get a big surpriseYoung and old will laugh at the antics of this motley crew as they go to round up a dragon for their dinner. None of them have a clue what a dragon even [...]


    10. In Steve Smallman and Lee Wildish’s hilarious caper, five bored Vikings are looking for adventure, so they embark on a dragon hunt. They plan to tie a dragon to their wagon, bring him home and chop him up to make dragon stew.Predictably, things don’t quite go to plan and there are very amusing consequences when the Vikings finally come face to face with the dragon.I read this book with a huge smile on my face. It’s funny from cover to cover and I’m sure it would have pupils roaring with [...]


    11. We have just acquired this book and we love it! It has been read most nights since we got it, and we still giggle every time. As you can see from the above it is written in rhyme and is really easy to read aloud. The pictures are brightly coloured, with lots of detail and humour and they back up the story fantastically well.The Vikings load up their boat and go to hunt down a dragon when they are bored one day. None of them actually even know what a dragon is! They take sardine sandwiches (the p [...]


    12. Originally published on my blog, Nine Pages with links.Now Smallman seems about as enthusiastic about dragons I am, and I understand that Vikings and dragons have a long history, but there are so many echoes of Cowell and of DreamWorks here that it seems nothing so much as a leech to the How To Train Your Dragon franchise’s fame (the movie was released about six months prior to Dragon Stew’s release). In Cowell the bathroom humor of middle-grade boys is age-appropriate. In a children’s pic [...]


    13. I'm going on a dragon hunt and I am taking a poking stick, sardine sandwiches, a ball of string and a fishing net. If you are reading Steve Smallman's book you are packing everything you will need to accompany this novel's group of Vikings as they aboard their longboat to find themselves a dragon. These Vikings are a humorous bunch of folks and I would love to read more about their adventures if there were more books about them. They encounter a giant squid and are able to fight him off with ama [...]


    14. I originally picked this book up to use as a back-up book for my Toddler Dragon Storytime but decided not to use it because it was a bit too long. But I figured my son would think it was funny because it mentions poop and burning bums (he did). A group of Vikings are bored and don't know what to do, until one suggests getting a dragon and making dragon stew. They have no idea how to do this, but go for it anyway. I loved that the dragon is very posh drinking tea with a little top hat and bow tie [...]


    15. The bold cover of this book grabbed my son's attention at the library. Dragons and vikingsis was the first book he grabbed to look at for the car ride home. He enjoyed the silliness and nonesense of the book. I always include "fine" literature and books that include facts and non-fiction books, but sometimes what we need is just some silliness. This book fit the bill and kept his attention with it's colorful pictures.


    16. The Bugs enjoyed this one but once read, they haven't requested to read it again. The illustrations were cute. The tea drinking, bow tie wearing dragon is my favorite part. I have a strong dislike for poop/fart jokes, so the "giant, gleaming pile of dragon poop" kept me from giving this book 4 stars. Just personal preference, of course. Overall, cute kid story.


    17. The rhyming is not quite right but otherwise this book is a very funny story to share with kids. 5 bored vikings want something to do so they decide to seek a dragon to make dragon stewe that is something new. Potty humor ensues but it makes the book enjoyable. Even older readers will enjoy this in a group setting.


    18. My 2 year old's favorite book. We read it at least 3 times a week, and I can recite it word for word without it in front of me. However, I don't mind. I enjoy the rhyming, the vikings make me laugh and I love how well written it is for its target audience. Well worth a read, I doubt you will find a child who doesn't like this funny, and imaginative story.


    19. Literary Elements: alliteration; free verse; setting is with vikings. I enjoyed this book and thought the rhyming made it even more entertaining. It kept the story moving along quickly. The illustrations were basic for the most part but they were funny as well. Using this in the class would be fun but also challenging since some of the language could make the students a little too excited.


    20. Cute illustrations. Great rhyming structure. The 5th star was for the adorable dog in this book. It's just one of those little things that isn't remotely significant to the story, but was probably my favorite part.


    21. Such a lot of silly, rhyming fun! I could tell it was British by some of the terms used ("poo", "bum") and the fact that the hoard of Vikings packed a stack of sardine sandwiches "in case they missed their tea". The illustrations are bright and clever and the story begs to be read aloud.


    22. Fearless, and bored Vikings set out to find something to do, and decide the best bet is to hunt down a dragon and make it into a stew. They were really kind of clueless and funny, but there were some parts that seemed a little bully-ish.


    23. Stupid vikings decide to quest for a dragon to eat (out of boredom). On the way, they wrangle a giant squid and a killer whale. They miss the chance to befriend a lonely dragon and end up with singed bums. What's not to like?


    24. This was great fun to read with my 3 year old. We are taking it home to read at bedtime again tonight. The storey flows well, appeals to his age group, and the pictures are fun to look at and discuss.


    25. Great readGood rhyming cadence through the book my girls really enjoyed the funny story about the Vikings wanting to catch a dragon.


    26. When five bored Vikings go looking for adventure, they decide on a fearless quest to catch a dragon for their stew. hcpl


    27. My son loves this book. He thinks the vikings are hysterical. The pictures are very detailed, so it gives a lot to talk about while reading.


    28. Super fun book about five bored Vikings and the trouble that finds them. My son loves to have it read to him.


    29. Underwear, dragon poo and 5 not-so-bright vikings makes this entertaining for some. I'm not particularly impressed.


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