Author: Clayton J Liotta
As said in my previous review, I am a preschool teacher so I love picture books. I Thought I Saw a Dragon is a picture book about a little boy who thinks he sees a dragon and sets out on a mission to find the dragon. He thinks about all the places a dragon might be and the reasons behind each hiding place. The boy goes through his whole town looking for the dragon and eventually convinces himself that he imagined that he saw the dragon.
Liotta both illustrated and wrote the book. He has drawn beautiful and and colorful pictures that I think any child would love. I really like that the main character's face is hidden in each picture. I think it would make it easy to imagine that the reader is the child. The book is written as a rhyme which I love because I can talk about rhyming words when I read it to my preschoolers. The only thing I did not like was that the book is not very large. This would make it hard to read in a large group setting because I can just hear my students complaining about not being able to see the pictures. Overall, I really enjoyed reading the book and I think many children would enjoy reading it! You can read more about Clayton and his books at his website.