Bookstore to Host Dragon-Themed Children’s Program


Colgate Bookstore news

By Heather Elia

(Hamilton, NY – Feb. 2012) The Colgate Bookstore will host a dragon-themed children’s program Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. in the Class of 2003 Events Room at 3 Utica St. Stories, dramatically read by bookstore staff, will be followed by a handprint dragon craft and a snack.

The program is free and open to children of all ages and their families, but mainly geared toward children 3 to 7 years old.

A tall, friendly dragon will be on hand at the end of the program for those who wish to meet and have their picture taken with it. Children who attend will also be entered to win a free book. Adults will receive a coupon for 20 percent off all dragon picture books.

The featured stories will include:

“Oscar and the Very Hungry Dragon,” by Uta Krause. It’s time to feed the dragon! But this year the village is out of princesses. So the villagers send Oscar, a not-so-plump little boy who would rather COOK dinner than BE dinner. This silly tale showcases heroic Oscar’s cleverness when he matches wits with a ravenous beast.

“When a Dragon Moves In,” by Jodi Moore. On a beautiful day at the beach, a young boy brings his bucket, shovel and imagination, and builds a perfect sand castle. Right away, a dragon moves in. The boy decides to befriend his dragon and they spend time having fun (and making a bit of mischief).

“The Paper Bag Princess,” by Robert Munch. The Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth must find the dragon, outsmart him and rescue the prince.

For more information on this or other Colgate Bookstore programs, call (315) 228-6944.

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