Izmelda the Fairest Dragon of Them All!

By Joan Marr (Author), Lala Watkins (Illustrator)


Pub Date 1/10/2023

ISBN 9781454943525

Format Hardcover Picture Book



Izmelda the Fairest Dragon of Them All!

by Joan Marr, Lala Watkins
For fans of Interstellar Cinderella, here is a delightful and humorous fairytale twist that turns the tables on princesses and dragons!

When Izmelda and Princess Penelope have a chance encounter, they are quick to measure each other up. Until they realize the best way to make a new friend is to sprinkle in a shift in perspective. This delightful story is an endearing twist on fairy tales where happily ever afters begin with being true to oneself—and accepting others for who they are.

“Whether readers empathize more with fairy-tale–loving Izmelda or independent Penelope, they will enjoy the humorous dynamic, the eventual friendship, and the reminder that it’s important to make time for cupcakes . . . . A cheery subversion of fairy-tale tropes.” —Kirkus Reviews -

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Joan Marr spends her days editing words for grown-ups and her nights writing stories for kids. She has a degree in English from the University of Notre Dame, where she learned how to properly punctuate dragon dialogue. She currently lives in West Bradford, Pennsylvania, with her husband, two kids, two cats, and one very energetic dog. This is her debut picture book. Learn more at JoanMarrBooks.com and on Twitter @joanmarrbooks.
Lala Watkins is the illustrator of I Love You More Than Ice-Cream by Becky Davies and Bus Stop by Angela H. Dale. With a degree from Ringling College of Art and Design, Lala has also worked as a product designer, product developer, illustrator, and graphic designer at Sanrio, Paper Culture, and Cartoon Network. She invites you to visit her at acaseoflala.com. 

Title Details

Pages 32 pages, all in color

Trim 10 x 10 x 0 Inches

Territories World

Category Picture Books

Age Range 3 to 6