Author: Josh Funk
Illustrator: Rodolfo Montalvo
Publisher: Viking / Penguin
Release Date: 9.6.16
George and Blaise are pen pals, and they write letters to each other about everything: their pets, birthdays, favorite sports, and Science Fair projects.
There’s just one thing that the two friends don’t know: George is a human, while Blaise is a dragon! What will happen when these pen pals finally meet face-to-face?
A sweet and clever friendship story about looking past physical differences to appreciate the person (or dragon) underneath.
*Brand New Companion Book*
Dear Unicon - Available Now!
Two pen pals receive the shock of a lifetime in this giggle-inducing ode to art, friendship, and keeping an open mind! Connie doesn't know Nic is a unicorn. And Nic has no clue that Connie is a human. With Josh Funk's signature laugh-out-loud humor and Charles Santoso's explosively fun illustrations, Dear Unicorn is a celebration of art, new friends, and stepping outside your comfort zone.
“While you may have other unicorn books, I guarantee you don’t have one quite like this!” - 2023 Sep/Oct Kids' Indie Next List Selection
Awards and Accolades for Dear Dragon
2018-19 Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) Show Me Readers Award Nominee
2018-19 Indiana Library Federation (ILF) Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee
2017-18 Maine Chickadee Award Nominee
2017 Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year
2017 International Literacy Association (ILA) Teacher’s Choice Reading List
2017 SCBWI New England Crystal Kite Finalist
2016 *Starred Review* from Kirkus
2016 Nerdy Book Club Award