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Scrappy Claudette sets out once again with her pal Marie and her little brother Gaston to right wrongs and fight evil. And this time, it's personal. Claudette is out to get the dragon who ate her father's legs...and his legendary sword. But as usual, nothing is as simple as it seems, and Claudette is going to need Marie and Gaston's help more than ever....

Title : Dragons Beware!
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ISBN : 9781596438781
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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Dragons Beware! Reviews

  • First Second Books
    2018-11-17 06:17

    We absolutely loved GIANTS BEWARE!, so we're so happy to be bringing another story of Claudette and Marie and Gaston to you all!One of my favorite things about this book is how Claudette and Marie are really different. They're both girls -- and they're both the same age. So it seems like they might have a lot in common. And they do! A desire to save their home, respect for their families, believing in friendship and in the power of good. But on the surface, the two of them are completely different, even though they're friends.With Marie believing in diplomacy and thoughtfulness and talking things out and Claudette believing in action, fighting, and hitting things with swords, with Marie loving to play dress-up and Claudette jumping in mud puddles, the two of them are great, fully-realized, positive girl characters who aren't at all alike.Yay that!

  • Barbara
    2018-11-22 06:17

    I liked my first encounter with Claudette in Dragons Beware! and found this one just as charming in its own way, even while it reveals more about each of the characters. Grombach, an evil sorcerer, is threatening Claudette's village, and after her father heads off to reclaim his sword from a fierce dragon, she decides to join him. As other reviewers have noted, this one is notable because of the different ways the two female characters deal with problems. Hot-headed Claudette tends to wade in without thinking and is ready to bash her way through any obstacles while Marie, the local beauty, prefers to negotiate her way to a solution. I particularly liked how these unlikely heroes banded together and managed to score a victory without slaying the dragon. Clearly, Claudette comes by her heroics naturally since her father still manages to do his share of fighting without his lower legs and by using a cart to move around in. Yes, I want more from Claudette and her crew.

  • Andréa
    2018-11-17 06:16

    Another fun read from Jorge Aguirre, but for me it didn't quite live up to Giants Beware!. Dragons Beware! introduces an overarching plot, a villain, and references to past events (prior to the events of Giants Beware!), all of which makes it more of a traditional, serial-type comic book and less of a stand-alone story.But Dragons Beware! is still a valuable addition to any library's graphic novel collection due to its adventurous, somewhat androgynous, red-haired tomboy heroine; her physically handicapped dad; and her un-adventurous, aspiring chef little brother.Note: I received a digital galley of this book through NetGalley.

  • Stacey
    2018-11-26 11:55

    Loved this sequel! Can't wait to purchase for my library!

  • Diana
    2018-12-07 10:52

    My mom bought both this and Giants Beware for my five-year-old daughter for her recent birthday, and because she's a little obsessed with dragons, insisted on reading this one first. The comic book nerd in my heart died a little (it's volume #2), but I humored her, and we loved it. Claudette is an insane little psycho, for sure, but the supporting characters are hilarious and awesome. I can't decide which scene was my favorite-- Claudette trying to bonk the giant dragon with her tiny sword while Marie does her damndest to shout diplomacy at it instead, or Zubair sending the armored poppa Augustine in his wheelchair down the hill at a flock of evil gargoyles with a mighty shove so that poppa could own the shit out of them. Or Gaston admitting that he is not a warrior, and poppa accepting this without a blink and offering his unconditional love anyway. Hilarious and wonderful, honestly. My baby girl and I read this in two sittings, and she was riveted. And I finally get to read #1 tomorrow. I'll try not to read ahead. >.><.<

  • Nancy Kotkin
    2018-12-07 04:59

    Story: 5 starsArt: 5 starsPhenomenal full-color children's graphic novel. Engaging cast of characters in an incredibly funny, well-constructed story. Lots of heart (Gaston!) and girl power of both the kick-ass (Claudette) and more bookish (the fair Marie) varieties. Sequel to Giants Beware!, but even better. I really hope this pair of talented creators is busy at work on the next book in this series.

  • Franklin B
    2018-11-18 12:12

    Its a good book and the book had a lot of action.

  • Sharon Tyler
    2018-12-13 10:50

    Dragons Beware! by Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado is the graphic novel follow up to the middle grade hit Giants Beware! (which I loved). Scrappy Claudette sets out once again with her pal Marie and her little brother Gaston to right wrongs and fight evil. Claudette is out to get the dragon who ate her father's legs, and his legendary sword. But as usual, nothing is as simple as it seems, and Claudette is going to need Marie and Gaston's help more than ever. Dragons Beware is as full of adventure and charm as Giant Beware was. Claudette is as determined to be exactly who she wants to be as ever, and proves herself to be strong, smart, and lucky. Gaston and Marie prove themselves to be great as friends and companions on their grand adventure. I like that no one fits in the expected stereotypes even when they appear too. The illustrations and the adventure are high and bright and well worth the time of all readers, regardless of gender or age.Dragons Beware is a wonderful sequel and a great choice for parents that want to show their children that girls can be anything and anyway they want to be. it is okay for boys to be scared or brave and to love cooking. It is okay for girls to love being a princess, or to be the dragon fighting knight. Funny, fast, high-energy storytelling in an inventive and perilous fantasy landscape makes Dragons Beware! a fantastic follow-up to 2012's middle-grade hit Giants Beware!

  • MerryMeerkat
    2018-12-04 12:19

    5 Stars, Buy itCharming, sweet, and very funny like the first book. Claudette is just as spunky and fun as she was in the first book. There are Gargoyles, Hags, Princes, Evil men and talking swords… what’s not to love about this series. The art isn’t always the best, but I can always overlook that if the writing is good. Also I realize I haven’t mentioned the sidekick pug dog named valiant who is super cute. I love the handicapped father who adores his children. SO minor spoiler alert, there is a scene where a dragon throws up and if you look at the vomit (yes I just said that) there is captain america’s shield and the Mona Lisa among some other stuff. Pretty funny.And for the book nerd inside of all of us, the paper is nice and smooth and glossy like i like it :-) Also, I really hope there is a third in the series. THis is another favorite of 2016.

  • Jenna
    2018-12-05 09:14

    While I'm not quite sure what Claudette is looking at on this cover, it was a fun, rolicking read that followed the first volume much closer than I'd anticipated it would. I highly enjoyed the tie-ins and am looking forward to more! And I'm also glad that everyone is seeming to be a bit more comfortable in their chosen "career paths" and received praise for working towards those goals, rather than something predetermined,

  • Beth
    2018-11-20 11:51

    An enjoyable sequel to GIANTS BEWARE but I missed the sense and feel for character development that came in the first book that wasn't present in DRAGONS BEWARE. This volume spent more time on action sequences and less time on characterization and as someone who prefers character-driven stories, I definitely felt like there was something missing. Especially since the first book balanced the two so well.

  • Misty
    2018-11-25 07:56

    Cute and funny; think I liked this more than Giants Beware (although it's hard to beat baby-feet-eating Giants...). Video review here.

  • Kristin Wald
    2018-12-12 03:50

    Our whole family loves these books! The kids have both read it twice already. I love seeing the characters develop and grow, even as they stay true to their Giants Beware! selves. My kids especially love the adventure and the saucy-kid-appropriate jokes.

  • Heidi
    2018-12-11 05:10

    Not quite as good as the first for me, but almost. This is such a fun, adventurous series, I love it and hope to see more of Claudette and the gang to come!

  • Fikibro
    2018-11-27 12:17

    funny, exciting, this book is great!

  • Maggie
    2018-12-07 09:03

    I might have a more enthusiastic reaction to Dragons Beware! if I had read the first book in the series. Don't get me wrong, readers can enjoy this book without having read the first book, but I think I was missing some background information that may have helped me enjoy the book more.The negatives: -Many of the characters did not have much character development, which left me wondering how they got where they were or acting they way they were-There were too many seemingly unnecessary characters that did not add much to the story (perhaps they were rolled over from the first book where they played a bigger role?)-This is definitely an action-driven story. There were a lot of action scenes jam-packed into a short story. I would have preferred more character development and explanationThe positives:-Strong female characters-Reversed gender roles (there's a young boy who loves cooking, even though he's expected to be a warrior)-FunnyWhile I might not have a raving review of Dragons Beware!, I know kids will enjoy it. And I can appreciate any book that has great messages for kids.

  • Melanie
    2018-12-05 05:04

    I liked this one even more than the first. The dialogue between Claudette and her friends makes you laugh, and not cheaply at the expense of one throw-away character. For instance, Princess Marie, while she is a girly girl who is concerned about her hair looking messy, tries to solve the dragon problem diplomatically, using negotiation and her brain and while not as brave as the insane Claudette, she is a definite help to the group. They all use their strengths and work together as a team, but you don't notice the nice take-away messages because you are laughing too hard. oh, the artwork is fun too.

  • Milan Žila
    2018-11-15 06:20

    Even better than the first one.The action scenes are drawn beautifully and I really liked the pictures spread across both pages. The story is engaging and funny. The book doesn't take itself too seriously and some of the jokes are very funny. There are some surprises as well.I enjoyed most of the characters except for all of the young princes but that hardly matters as I am not the target demographic for this book.Even though I bought this book for my daughter, we enjoyed it together and the book kept me entertained until my throat was sore from reading aloud.

  • Addie
    2018-12-14 06:02

    The boys(6 and 8) and I love this series. The three children are such great characters and it is fun to read about their adventures. My boys are the perfect age for this series and I highly recommend it to everyone with children around this age.

  • karenbee
    2018-11-23 08:08

    Charming and clever. For some reason the kids weren't interested even though I thought it'd be perfect for my seven-year-old. I couldn't resist reading it myself, and it was just as cute as I thought it would be.(three-and-a-half stars)

  • Edward B.
    2018-11-25 06:09

    Another Young Reader graphic novel that Library Wife brought home and I picked up.Cute. Fun.

  • Judy
    2018-12-03 09:11

    Brave Claudette sets out to save her home and her father. Off she goes with her little brother, the chef, her best friend, and others to retrieve the sword that will protect their village.

  • Ellon
    2018-12-07 06:01

    Claudette was a little less bratty in this one. I like how the underlying message is about trying to get along.

  • Sarri
    2018-12-12 09:08

    Kolme ja puoli tähetä Claudetten uusille seikkailuille. Tämä albumi ei ollut aivan yhtä hulvaton, kuin ensimmäinen, mutta ihan mukava lukukokemus kumminkin.

  • Lauren
    2018-12-09 12:02

    Claudette is at it again! I love the characters in this story and I'm eager to see where they end up next.

  • Jenna Davis
    2018-11-22 08:57

    Very entertaining!

  • Katie
    2018-11-29 11:58

    Not as good as Giants Beware, but still cute and impressive vocab.

  • wildct2003
    2018-11-19 08:06

    Fun quick read.

  • Sarah
    2018-12-07 05:17

    More, sword wielding, side splitting, team building action for Claudette, Marie, and Gaston. This time we get to see Claudette's dad in action!

  • Julie
    2018-12-11 06:08

    Still fun, still nicely done, still full of good messages presented in a non-preachy way. Claudette is still not my favorite character but there are lots of others that are awesome so it doesn't really matter.