Picture Book Summary:
Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem! is a new picture book by debut author Courtney Aragon. This popular, San Francisco Bay Area 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 that is both rich in illustration and in 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 private Workshop Blog — where Fraydo the Dragon will keep you up to date on all the happenings within the Kingdom of Aragon.
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 important topics: understanding friendships & differences, developing empathy, and building upon one’s own self-awareness to problem solve.
Why Is a Book on Vision Health Important?
In this first book, Fraydo the Dragon and his friend Pee Wee find out that Fraydo the Dragon cannot see and needs glasses. Fraydo the Dragon represents the majority of children who are not even aware that their vision is compromised.
This book plays out the academic, behavioral and social consequences associated with Fraydo’s poor vision.
Our aim with this book and corresponding discussion guide is to help children build upon their own self-awareness and to solve problems for themselves.
And as this book helps to illustrate, learning to speak up about the health of their own vision.