Essex Baby Review

Reading with children is one of life’s simplest pleasures. Our Essex Baby Reviewer takes a look at Teapot and the Dragon, written and illustrated by Nick Jordan.


Teapot and the Dragon is a fun-filled fairy tale that charts the adventures of a bored princess, a sneaky lord and a big green dragon who defies expectations.

Reviewers Opinion

The first pages of the book include a map of Teapot and its surrounding island. This was a big hit with my kids as it added an extra dimension to the storytelling. When the characters travelled to new destinations, we were able to chart their progress on the map – and it also made us curious about the other places that the characters didn’t visit in this story.

The illustrations are colourful and distinctive; we particularly liked Lord Lid and the dragon, who both drew a giggle or two from my children.

Although possibly a little long for toddlers and some pre-schoolers, Teapot and the Dragon is a lovely book to share with children of primary school age. My children, aged 4, 7 and 9, thought the story was funny and unpredictable, while the traditional ending gave it that familiar fairy tale feel.

Essex Baby Rating

A great addition to our bedtime story pile, we’re happy to award the Teapot and the Dragon a rating of 4 out of 5.

Score out of 5

Readability – 4
Entertainment value – 5
Value for money – 4.5
Fun factor – 4.5

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