Revisiting Poesy Perfection: Sleeping Dragons All Around

Saturday, December 13, 2008.

Author: Sheree Fitch (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Michele Nidenoff (on JOMB)
Published: 2009 Nimbus Publishing (20th anniversary edition)
ISBN: 1551096994

On August 30, 2006, we published episode 22 of Just One More Book!! It was a review of a permanent family favourite, Sleeping Dragons All Around, written by Sheree Fitch and illustrated by Michele Nidenoff. We would learn, shortly afterward, that the book was out of print.

We’ve become friendly with Sheree since we interviewed her for episode 54 published on November 13, 2006 and we’ve always told her how disappointed we were that Sleeping Dragons and some of her other fabulous children’s books, were no longer available.

Not for long.

As it turns out, the 20th anniversary of Sleeping Dragons All Around will be celebrated on January 25, 2009, with the re-release of the book. And guess what’s printed on the dust jacket. Our Just One More Book!! blog blurb from that August 30, 2006 book chat:

How cool is that?

This is the first of a two-part series about Sleeping Dragons All Around. In this part, we replay our original review of Sleeping Dragons, complete with questionable recording quality. Part two will be released on Monday, December 15, 2008 and will feature a new interview with Sheree about the new edition and a story of how Sleeping Dragons All Around has made an impact.

Want to see our other dust jacket appearance? Click here.

HOTLINE VOICES: Shelley Burns shares a year-after-year favourite book, Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge (by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas).

We’d love to hear your thoughts on a favourite children’s book. Leave us a voice message on our JOMB listener hotline, +1-206-350-6487.


Comment by Tricia

December 13, 2008 @ 4:27 pm

Wow! This is fantastic. It’s amazing what smart, passionate people can accomplish. Perhaps we should start sending you our favorite out-of-print books to profile!

Congrats you two!

Comment by Just One More Book!!

December 13, 2008 @ 5:00 pm

Ha! Thank you, Tricia, you’re very kind! Though we have a long list of still Out-of-Print books to hope for a second life.

Comment by charlotte

December 13, 2008 @ 8:19 pm

That is so so cool! And it sounds like a lovely book for our family…I will look for it!

Comment by Just One More Book!!

December 14, 2008 @ 9:27 am

Thanks, Charlotte. And do let us know what your family thinks of the book — and which dragon is each member’s fave…

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