Dragons Are Fierce

When I dusted off my very first published novel and posted it here a few weeks ago, I was feeling pretty happy with my talent as a seven-year old. It may have been the pinnacle of my career, in fact. But then, last weekend, I visited my brother and his family, and realized that I had been dethroned by both my nephews.
At just six and eight, their raw talent far surpasses anything I could ever hope to achieve. My eight year old nephew is delving into the world of prose poetry, and the six year old clearly has a knack for historical non-fiction.
At this point, I’m going to focus all my creative energy on getting them both agents so that I can retire early. I mean, a six year old who uses the word, “fierce?” He has made Tyra Banks and me so very, very proud:
Dragons Are Fierce
Illustrated by Andrew, Auther is Andrew (Age 6)
Dragons breathe out fire
They have scales that are rock solid.
And they drink water like us.
Dragons have sharp teeth,
Some dragons have white teeth.
Dragons are like dinosaurs except dragons have wings,
When dragons run out of meat they have to eat nothing,
Or else they will die.
Dragons are fierce, they also have a devil’s tail.
They love to play in the fire like devil’s.
Dragons have a flame box.
If they don’t have a flame box they cannot breathe out fire
Or else they can’t breathe out fire.
Sometimes dragons have horns,
Sometimes they don’t.
Dragons usually have a spiky tail.
Moast dragons had red or blue eyes.
The End.

12 Responses to “Dragons Are Fierce”

  1. shari Says:

    Thank you Jenny, for bringing us such a timely and informative expose’ on Dragons, Dinosaurs and Devils! Even if your own novel fails, you may build a career yet on finding and publishing such promising young literary talents. Never give up.

  2. Sarah Says:

    What a talent! I love dragons.
    I have a “flame box” too. Heh heh heh.
    Sorry, couldn’t resist. ;-) Thanks for the birthday wishes, Woman!

  3. jenny Says:

    shari: I’m glad I could be of assistance. I think it’s too late for me to shop “The Bird” around to publishing houses, so I’m going to live vicariously through the success of my nephews.
    Sarah: How can you not love them? They’re so fierce!

  4. Margaret Says:

    I see a franchise of dragon books. I’d like to hear more about how some dragons keep their teeth white and some just don’t bother with dental hygene.

  5. Sarah Says:

    I don’t know, Jen. I kind of preferred yours. Except for that part about the flame box.

  6. Tracy Lynn Says:

    That really was the most informative book on dragons that I’ve read in quite awhile. Total Newbery, for sure.

  7. ashbloem Says:

    How interesting that if dragons run out of meat they have to eat NOTHING. That’s the kind of diet I can get onboard with!
    Heh heh. Flame box.

  8. jenny Says:

    Margaret: It’s kind of like those old fables, “How the Elephant Got His Trunk,” except “How the Dragon Got His Bright Smile.”
    Sarah: Well, I always pegged you as more of a lover of fiction. “Dragons Are Fierce” is really geared more toward an academic audience.
    Tracy Lynn: I’ll pass along the compliments to the auther.
    Ash: I know – or else they die! I told my nephew that I really liked the part about how they usually have red or blue eyes, and he said, “Oh. Well, I kind of made that part up.” Because apparently, the rest is 100% factual… :)

  9. Dustin Says:

    Looking at your nephew’s novel makes me want to scream “TROGDOR!!!!”

  10. kat Says:

    so super awesome. seriously. my favorite novel EVER.

  11. Ariana Says:

    This post reminds me of the many hours of my life, HUNDREDS of hours, that I have spent editing children’s writing. Imagine sitting at home, after a long day teaching and having to edit 30 stories, most of which have no plot and are chock-full of invented spelling and random punctuation. Yeah, fun. Thank goodness for summer vacation. I don’t have to see any invented spelling for another few weeks.
    Jen, I am trying to find an email for you and I don’t see it…it’s probably right under my nose. Can you please email me? I have a blog-related question to ask you.

  12. asia Says:

    Thats it. I am gonna go get pregnant right now!