Some days I wish I could open up my brain and allow the contents to escape. It would make it easier for me to focus and not be distracted by every single shiny thing that shows up demanding my attention.
Do you feel this way sometimes?
Do you have a kid who feels this way?
This story is about a boy named Oliver who, like me, has an “easily stimulated” mind. The only difference is that Oliver allows his imagination to completely take over his day at school. (If I allowed my imagination to take over our family would probably never eat or have clean clothes to wear!)
If you have a dragon lover in your house, this story will be a hit. I know for a fact that any dragon lover would love to have a dragon spend the day with them.
I recorded this video so that you, chief story reader, could have a little break. Click on this video, pour yourself a cuppa something hot and drink it while it’s warm. DON'T FORGET...scroll down for discussion questions in case you've still got something in your mug to drink.
A runaway imagination takes Oliver on a wild adventure at school when he truly believes that baby dragons have hatched in his backpack.
Read aloud time: 10 min
Genre: magic realism
Subject: language arts
Topic: make believe
Themes/Keywords: runaway imagination, dragons, exaggeration, school, hyperbole, disbelief, trust
Protagonist 1: boy
Protagonist 2: dragon
Word Count: 2010
Audio File: yes
Book: Book One
- Do you have an imagination like Oliver?
- Do you think it’s possible to have an “overactive” imagination? Why or why not?
- What other warm places would be ideal for a dragon egg to hatch?
- Why do you think Oliver's Mom encouraged him?
- Is there any other animal or creature that you would like to become? Why?
You can find “The Runaway” and a few other dragon stories in Everyday Icing Book One storybook available for purchase in the shop.
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