Puff the Magic Dragon

by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton

Paintings by Eric Puybaret

Puff the Magic DragonFirst thing that I have to say about this book is WOW.  The pictures are gorgeous!  I brought it in and every child I had wanted to pick it up, even though I said nothing about it.  I just set it down on the table.

There is a “From the Authors” section in the back of the book that provides so much information about the song/story that I had no clue about.  First off, Peter Yarrow is the Peter in the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary.  In addition, Lenny Lipton originally wrote the poem and left it to Peter Yarrow, who then added lyrics and set it to music.

It is one of those bittersweet songs/poems.  Eventually kids grow up and leave their childhood imagination and playthings behind.  I have fond memories of the song as a child.

This book comes with a beautifully sung version of the song on CD.  The whole package is fantastic.  Words, illustrations, AND music.  What else could you ask for?


ISBN- 0545109612

Genre- Children’s Picture book, Book Set to Music


~ by jennifermorrill on May 27, 2009.

One Response to “Puff the Magic Dragon”

  1. puff the magic dragon is a gun ship!

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