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The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon

By Richard Adams
Illustrated by Alex T Smith
Published by Hodder


Price £6.99
Publisher Hodder

Arts and crafts literally come to life when Emma brings home a dragon she has constructed from a range of materials – shiny bicycle reflectors, black bin liners, thick wire and, predominantly, cut up egg boxes. A night under the moon awakens the Egg Box Dragon who quickly becomes famous for his ability to find lost objects, eventually coming to the notice of the Queen. The comically expressive characters in Alex T. Smith’s pictures operate in a mid-twentieth century setting in terms of fashion and furniture blended with colours and patterns suggestive of a fantasy world.