Goodnight, Dragons becomes–presto chango–new board book


Before the sad news that Goodnight, Dragons will go out of stock, came the happy news that Goodnight, Dragons will become a padded board book. If you don’t know what that is (I didn’t), it’s like a regular board book, only the cover is made so it’s kind of soft and squishy.

A chubby book for chubby hands. Release date is January of 2015.

Two sample copies arrived in the mail yesterday, and they are so adorable (my agent’s description) that I’m thinking this could have been the very first format. It seems like it’s the best incarnation of Dragons one could imagine.

Woodland creatures photo bombing the new format.

Woodland creatures photobombing the new format.

I took a picture of the two books with woodland creatures that are featured in Goodnight, Dragons  to make the picture more charming. (Disclaimer: these are actors portraying the animals in the book, not the actual animals.) But really. This book design is charming enough by itself. Then why, you ask, don’t I just show a picture of the book? Come on. Look at those little stuffed faces!

Disney*Hyperion kept the shiny title and added a shiny oval picture on the back taken from the front flap of the original picture book. The words pretty much sum up the theme of the book:

dragon back cover 3


So if there’s a dragon in your life right now, you might want to give them a hug.

Meanwhile, I’m just going to hug the book.


About Judith L. Roth

When I was about ten, it occurred to me that books are written by people and I was a person. I could create my favorite things–I could write books! I got a B.A. in English. My first poem was accepted for publication before I graduated. I had some success with poetry, but my real dream was to write fiction for children. My first fiction piece was accepted about 25 years after the first submission. Things you might want to know about me: I know how to persevere. I’m a third-generation California native, living in Indiana. I have two remarkable sons who are now young men,and a husband who’s supported my writing for over three decades. I love cats and currently have three of them. I love being near water–oceans, lakes, rivers all work for me. Chocolate is probably my biggest downfall. I’m exceptionally curious. (Or nosy, as my family calls it.)

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