How to Ride a Dragonfly - Preorder for release on May 23, 2023.

Price: $18.99

Primary Author: 

Donohoe, Kitty

Other Authors: 

Wilsdorf, Anne

Binding Type: 



Anne Schwartz Books
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Book Description: 

Like a laugh-out-loud spin on Thumbelina, this whimsical, beautifully illustrated picture book stars an adventurous little girl who shrinks down to the size of a bug and takes a tour of the swamp on a dragonfly's back.

Have you ever wanted to ride a dragonfly? Well, there’s one problem… You’re too big! But if you follow these simple steps, you'll be sure to have a fantastic journey:


  • Step 1: Put a rose petal in your pocket at sunrise, which will make you shrink. But don't forget: you must return by sunset-- or else you’ll stay shrunk!


  • Step 2: Pick a blade of grass and lasso the first dragonfly that buzzes by--we'll call her Priscilla. Climb aboard!
  • Step 3: Joust a bumblebee, groove to the Beetle Band, dine with fairies, and have an adventure. Watch out for the frogs! They love to eat dragonflies, and Priscilla looks quite tasty...

Oh, dear! The sun is almost touching the mountains. Can you and Priscilla zip back in time before sunset? 

With a delightfully funny text by an elementary school teacher and deliciously playful artwork by a beloved illustrator, here is the perfect picture book for any child in search of adventure!