The Trouble with Dragons

By Debi Gliori
Trouble with Dragons cover



The world is populated by some beastly dragons who care nothing for how much they mess up the oceans, chop down the trees, gobble up all the food and use everything up without stopping to think.

Those dragons need to wake up to what they are doing to their world before it is too late ...

Year of Publication


'The combination of simple rhyming text and fantastical, detailed illustrations delivers a strong ecological message' The Scotsman 'Delightfully illustrated' The Sunday Telegraph 'Her richly illustrated cautionary tale ... gently introduces pre-schoolers to global warming ... It ends with the reassuring hope that we can change and make our world better' National Geographic 'Tackles global warming for pre-schoolers: no easy task but beautifully done as an allegory of wasteful dragons who heat the world by breathing fire' Sunday Express magazine

Author Biography

Debi Gliori lives in Scotland. She is well known for both her picture books and her novels for children and has been shortlisted for all the major prizes, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and the Scottish Arts Council Award. Debi published her first book in 1990 and since then has published so many successful books that she has lost count. However, one of the most successful to date is No Matter What. Debi was the Shetland Islands' first Children's Writer-in-Residence.