Ursula Vernon's Dragonbreath is a book that both late bloomers and procrastinators will be able to connect. The protagonist is Danny, a fire breathing dragon; however Danny has not matured enough to breathe fire. Danny also hasn't matured enough to complete his homework on time. After earning an "F" on a science paper, Danny decides to do some firsthand research for his "Ocean" report. Both Danny and his best friend meet up with Danny's uncle, a sea serpent, to explore the sea. During this exploration the two youngsters run into a little trouble.
Vernon mixes cartoons, illustrations, and narrative to tell this story. This book would fit under the radical change category. It is a light read that will appeal to 3rd and 4th graders.
Although I have a PhD and I am a professor of education, I cannot spell at all. As a matter of fact, I am self-diagnosed LD in spelling. Soooooo, beware of copious amounts of spelling errors. I will correct all I can, but I will not sacrifice my energy to write (LOL) by going to http://www.dictionary.com/ just to correct a word. If the spellchecker picks it up then great.
So reader you have been warned! Anything goes when it comes to spelling within this blog! Enjoy! (excerpt from my first post)