Alex T. Smith was asked to illustrate this lovely text by Richard Adams, who was best known for his famous book about rabbits, Watership Down. The Adventures of Eggbox Dragon was written for his daughter and is his only picture book for small children, sadly he died before the book was published but he was very happy with the early sketches and would have been thrilled with the final book. This delightful picture book would make a fantastic Christmas present and I’m sure will inspire lots of new egg box dragon pets.
You can read the full story of how the book developed from his daughter, Juliet Johnson’s account in the OX HC Magzine article here:
“Whatever you’ve lost, Egg Box Dragon will find it. He’s retrieved missing footballs, glasses and watches aplenty. He’s so expert at cracking mysteries that the Queen herself requests his services. Will Egg Box Dragon find the missing diamond from the Queen’s crown?”