delightful baby dragon illustrations at the beginning of each chapter. i would say on average this was probably written for the 10-14 year old girl. there were several spots i had to explain to g and toward the end i glossed over some things to get done. for my tastes, it was a little too descriptive at times. g enjoyed the central story line enough to want to get the sequel. there are some definite quirky amusing scenes.
g says, "it was maybe a little bit scary in parts and exciting when the egg hatched. i liked the book because it has imaginary creatures in it."