Ogden Nash's Custard the Dragon is a wonderful read-aloud story in rhyme. Our favorite version is illustrated by Lynn Munsinger.
The book begins:
Belinda lived in a little white house,
With a little black kitten and a little gray mouse,
And a little yellow dog and a little red wagon,
And a realio, trulio, little pet dragon.
Now the name of the little black kitten was Ink,
And the little gray mouse, she called him Blink,
And the little yellow dog was sharp as Mustard,
But the dragon was a coward, and she called him Custard.
A rollicking read about bravery and friendship.
Great for pre-K to second grade.