By: Nick Falk
Illustrated by: Tony Flowers
Published by: Random House Australia
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9780857983053


A new, laugh-out-loud series from the author and illustrator of Saurus Street.

When nine-year-old Billy Fincher gets bitten by a lizard at his local pet shop, strange things start to happen... His fingernails turn into claws, his skin becomes green and he starts breathing fire. Billy can't hide it any longer - he's turning into a dragon!

And when his parents decide to sell him to the zoo, Billy has to make a decision. Find a way to change back, or lose his family forever. Being a dragon is more complicated than it sounds!


This is a wonderful fast paced action adventure that begins with Billy visiting a strange new pet shop with his Mum and sister to choose a pet for his birthday.

But a lizard bite slowly turns Billy into a dragon. Now dragons are cool, but living a normal life with family and friends is impossible when you look like one.

When Billy is captured by his Dad and taken to the zoo, he causes mayhem to secure his release.

But what now?

Billy must find a way to change back, if that is even possible.

An easy to read, humorous, and sometimes silly story that is suited to emerging young readers, particularly boys.

This book was included in our March 2014 Primary Fiction Standing Order selection.

Reviewed by Rob.