Hanno had been looking forward to going to school, but his classmates make fun of him because he is too fat. This depresses him terribly; he doesn't do his homework or have fun playing. On his way home from school, he sits down on a park bench and begins to draw figures in the sand with a little stick. Suddenly, a little dragon he has outlined comes to life and keeps Hanno company.
Hanno becomes more and more self-confident while he teaches the dragon how to read, write, dance and jump around.
Mary Rahn's illustrations reveal a subtle insight into the character of the story. Over 1 million copies sold
Shortlist German Children’s Literature Award