Picture Book Summary:
Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem! is a children’s story series written by award-winning gold medal author Courtney Aragon. This popular children’s book favorite has already brought serious giggles and chuckles to children of all ages —from silly to super silly. After all, kids have lots of fun trying to figure out why big, lovable and goofy Fraydo the Dragon thinks he is a DOG!
Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem! goes beyond the one picture book. It’s an imaginary world rich in illustration and character that leaves the curious reader asking questions long after the last page is read. To support these curious readers, kids can follow the characters through Fraydo the Dragon Club. Once there, kids can:
- Be part of Fraydo’s Pen Pal Program — write or draw a picture and send it to any character in the story. The characters will write back!
- Take part in exciting Fraydo the Dragon S.T.E.M Project Challenges and win a special Certificate of Awesomeness along the way!
- Access Fraydo the Dragon’s Workshop Blog — where Fraydo the Dragon will keep you up to date on all the happenings within the Kingdom of Aragon.
- Access The Kingdom of Aragon’s eNewsletter which delivers bonus stories, audio vignettes and specials on products and workshops.
About the Story:
This fun picture book follows Fraydo the Dragon and his friend Pee Wee on an adventure to solve Fraydo’s BIG Problem — he thinks he is a dog!
Poor Fraydo cannot keep out of trouble, and the villagers are fed up with his antics. Until one day, working together, Fraydo the Dragon and Pee Wee figure out the root of the problem.
Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem is a fun and humorous story for children about friends solving a problem together. This book and supporting discussion guide aim to invoke critical thinking skills around these essential topics: understanding friendships & differences, developing empathy, and building upon one’s self-awareness to problem solve.
Why Is This Book Important?
In this first book, Fraydo the Dragon and his friend Pee Wee the Dragon find out that Fraydo the Dragon cannot see and needs glasses. This book plays out the academic, behavioral, and social consequences associated with not only Fraydo’s poor vision but what happens when those around us do not stop to help and solve the problem.
Our aim with the Fraydo The Dragon Story Series is to help children build upon their self-awareness and to solve problems for themselves. The story also focuses upon the following themes that are so important in early childhood development: understanding friendships & differences, developing empathy, and building upon one’s self-awareness to problem solve.