Desmond’s Dragon – review and giveaway

We recently received a copy of Desmond’s Dragon by A J Stairmand, and whilst our picture book days are largely behind us, I knew a dragon would get my son interested.

Desmond's Dragon

In Desmond’s Dragon we meet young Desmond Biggles who is five and three-quarters who is fascinated by dragons.  I think he’d get on quite well with my son.  They both love visiting museums although Desmond wishes dinosaurs were dragons, unlike my son.

He sets up a Dragon Club at school and all the children dressed their pets up as dragons with mixed results.

One night all of Desmond’s wishes came true when he discovered a baby dragon was lost outside his house.  He took young Clive home and got him comfy in his bedroom.  In the morning Desmond’s Mum got quite a shock.

We follow Desmond’s Dragon as the two head off to school with all sorts of fun and games.  Clive is quite a naughty dragon but the children all adore him. But of course someone is missing young Clive, will his mother find him?

I won’t ruin the whole story, but Desmond’s Dragon is a charming 37 page picture book that dragon lovers are bound to enjoy.

The book is available from Waterstones priced at £6.99.  To find out more about other books A J Stairmand, visit

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review

I’m pleased to be able to offer two lucky readers the chance to win Desmond’s Dragon for themselves.  Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win.  Good luck.

Terms and conditions:

(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).

Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.

The giveaway will close on 8th April 2018 at midnight.

Don’t forget to visit my Giveaways page for more great prizes on offer!

Desmond’s Dragon book worth £6.99

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

A Mum with a 9 year old son, enjoying life and having fun as my son travels through school life. We love to get outdoors whenever possible and make the most of the world around us. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

74 thoughts on “Desmond’s Dragon – review and giveaway

  1. We do have a pet dragon (bearded) named Tyson, our children named him, we also had spiky who sadly passed away xXx

  2. I’d call him Rachmaninoff, I don’t know why, I just thought what would I call him, and that name popped up and won’t go away!

  3. I would call him Merlin, because at the moment I am watching the series of Merlin and I like Merlin’s good nature

  4. I would call him Myridius because that’s a name I use for pet and companion characters in a lot of online games.

I'd love to hear from you and try to reply to all comments