The book My Father’s Dragon not only creates a journey filled with surprises that fulfill a child’s imagination, but also bestows life lessons along the way. Elmer discloses to the alley cat about his dream of flying. The cat tells Elmer how he can fulfill this goal and tells him about the island and the captured dragon. The cat also gives Elmer advice about his quest and tells him what to pack for his journey. The lesson of preparation and planning is evident in this story because without really thinking through a plan beforehand, Elmer would have not made it as far or may not have survived.
When he encounters each animal that tries to eat him, he strategically devises a plan with what he brought along to distract them so he may continue.The