K-Gr 2-Ben wants a pet dragon, but his father says no because each one has a bad habit in this easy reader by Australian author Paul Jenning. Ben finds a stray dragon that he names Rascal and begs his father to let him keep him as a pet. When Rascal makes himself useful by lighting a fire, his father relents. Actress Rebecca Macauley narrates the voices of Ben and his father with an easily understood Australian accent. Three versions of the story are presented. The first and second versions have a jazzy original soundtrack, and the second one also includes page-turn prompts. The third version is narration only. Beginning readers will enjoy this simple story about a boy who loves dragons.-Teresa Wittmann, Westgate Elementary School, Edmonds, WA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.