All Harry wants is a good meal and to be left alone, but instead he gets is a whiny dragon that interrupts his quiet life. Determined to ignore the baby dragon, Harry is faced having accept the changes in his quiet home. He comes to learn that life is easier being alone, but life is better with a dragon.
Lisa Reinicke is the majority holder of Our House Publications and author of 4 published children’s picture books for sale on Amazon and independent book stores. Lisa was honored with the Mom's Choice Gold Award for lifetime literary excellence for her children's book "Wings and Feet in 2017. She is a storyteller and author of 35 children’s stories appearing on local TV shows, elementary schools, and bookstores. The stories have been published in 3 collective recordings for distribution for A Goodnight Sleep Company. She also produced online (virtual) training for service advisors and technicians. Lisa served as head writer and on-camera talent in the videos. Her books are entertaining yet focus on social issues that engage children and parents to discuss. Her four children were all uniquely different ranging from physical differences, adoption, and physiological disorders that lead her following experts in each field to help children overcome the stigma around being different.
Lisa passionately works raising money for charities that improve children’s lives physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Oh my goodness, I remember my mother saying this!! But we live in a kinder, gentler world today where parents don't do that anymore!
I can relate to poor Harry dealing with a whiny dragon who won't stop crying.
How many times I have been driving in the car, and one child starts crying because the other one is touching him. I mean times like that can drive you nuts!
Or what about when one of them wants something the other one has? And that thing is really dumb!!
Now with the holidays coming, the kids will get needier, and the crying will be more. They face the same stress we do, or maybe they feel our stress levels go up.
No matter the reason, I have come up with a new phrase, "You're going to have to cry it out because nothing is making you happy."
I guess that will be more politically correct than, "If you don't stop crying, I'll give you something to cry about!"
Grab a copy of Toast with a Side of Dragon and read along with your K to 2nd grader. You will love the story as much as your child. What will be funny is to see how they feel about Piff's constant crying--over nothing.
Toast with a Side of Dragon
“Humpf,” Harry grumped. “Well, if nothing makes you happy, then forget it. Just cry!” He turned away and started fixing his toast.