My Big, Dumb, Invisible Dragon (Hardcover)

My Big, Dumb, Invisible Dragon By Angie Lucas, Birgitta Sif (Illustrator), Birgitta Sif (Illustrator) Cover Image

My Big, Dumb, Invisible Dragon (Hardcover)

By Angie Lucas, Birgitta Sif (Illustrator), Birgitta Sif (Illustrator)


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When a young boy loses his mother, an invisible dragon swoops in and perches on top of his head. A most unwelcome guest, the dragon follows him to school, sleeps on his chest at night (making it hard for him to breathe), and even crashes his birthday party. As the boy comes to terms with his mother’s death, however, his relationship with the dragon changes in surprising ways.

My Big, Dumb, Invisible Dragon is a story for children dealing with loss, particularly the death of a parent. Although grief is a heavy topic, Angie Lucas and Birgitta Sif handle it deftly for children, using the metaphor of the dragon, a light tone, and touches of humor. The book shows that healing takes time and that it’s OK to experience a wide range of emotions as you process a really big loss.

ANGIE LUCAS is a freelance writer and editor. Her clients include such companies as FamilySearch and Ragnar. She lives with her family on the Wasatch Front in Utah. Visit her at
Product Details ISBN: 9781683641841
ISBN-10: 1683641841
Publisher: Sounds True
Publication Date: July 23rd, 2019
Pages: 32
Language: English

“Both sensitive and sensible.”
Kirkus Reviews

"With its commitment to the child’s subjective experience, this is a welcome addition to grief literature for children."
—Publishers Weekly