Item description for When Owen's Mom Breathed Fire by Pija Lindenbaum & Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard...
Overview When Owen's mom wakes up one morning as a dragon and forgets how to do everything she used to, she and Owen have all kinds of adventures on their way to the hospital to sort things out.
Owen's mom is usually pretty frantic in the morning because of all she has to do before going to work. Owen finds he can block her out with his dragon head on. But one morning Owen wakes up and discovers that his mom has turned into a dragon. What's even worse is that she can't remember how to do mom stuff – like make breakfast and wash dishes. Instead she eats bugs and breathes fire. What is he to do with her?
Lively, whimsical illustrations accompany this droll child's-eye view of when life gets really, really hectic for a parent.
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Studio: R & S Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.75" Height: 10" Weight: 0.74 lbs.
Release Date Sep 5, 2006
Publisher R & S Books
ISBN 9129665485 ISBN13 9789129665482
Availability 0 units.
More About Pija Lindenbaum & Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard
PIJA LINDENBAUM has written and illustrated many books for children, including the Bridget books and Boodil My Dog, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year. She also illustrated Astrid Lindgren’s Mirabelle. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Weird and wonderful Nov 7, 2007
When Owen's Mom Breathed Fire is a Swedish translated delight. We meet Owen and his single mom in their kitchen one morning as Owen's mother is frantically and loudly trying to get both she and Owen out the door to their respective places. To cope, Owen briefly escapes into the quiet of his big rubber dragon mask. The next morning Owen finds not his familiar mom, but his mom as a dragon who apparently does not know the first thing about being a mom. She lets him have chocolate everything for breakfast. She cleans the plates by licking them. She quiets her cell phone by stomping on it. Although it starts out to be a pretty fun day for Owen, who gets a little sidetracked by the zoo and the park on his way to take his mom to the doctor, his mom-as-a-dragon becomes a bit of a handful especially when she discovers she LOVES to breath fire. Weird, funny, sweet and reassuring, this book is a must have for its wonderful artwork, humor and alternative sensibility.