Author(s): Barbara Joosse
Once there was a girl, an all-alone girl, who didn't have a dragon for a friend. Well, that is about to change...A lonely girl in her castle longs for a dragon. Far away in a cave, a dragon dreams of a girl. When they meet, it's sweet! They dance and sing and play hide-and-seek. Then cuddle up for the night. Bestselling author Barbara Joosse joins the Walker list! Her lyrical text, and illustrations by the inimitable Randy Cecil, make this a sure-fire hit. The story centres on the friendship between a lonely girl in a castle and the dragon she has always longed for. It combines a bit of adventure, a deliciously sing-song text and a cosy ending to truly heartwarming effect.
Barbara Joosse has written many books for children. Among them are Mama, Do You Love Me?, illustrated by Barbara Lavallee, and I Love You the Purplest, illustrated by Mary Whyte. She says, "When I was a little girl, I wished for two things - a best friend, and something so ferocious it would scare away the monsters under my bed. And so I have written Lovabye Dragon. I think maybe it's for little me." Barbara Joosse lives in the US in Wisconsin. Randy Cecil has illustrated more than twenty books for children, including Brontorina by James Howe, And Here's to You! by David Elliott, and My Father the Dog and How Do You Wokka-Wokka?, both by Elizabeth Bluemle. He is also the author-illustrator of Duck and Gator. Randy Cecil lives in Houston, Texas.