Have you ever asked your mom for a dog and gotten the run around? “Dogs are too loud.” “Dogs are too messy.” Well, what if you asked her for a dragon? Thinking that she’s being clever, Mom says “yes” to the dragon. Big mistake. It turns out that dragons are VERY bad pets and won’t leave when you ask them to leave. Luckily, they are terrified of dogs. So, when it’s time to get rid of the dragon, what better choice than a dog? This funny, clever book won applause from my second graders. What a great read aloud!