Filby The Fire Dragon

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Filby the Fire Dragon

N.C. Emmett Illustrated by Richard Paul Emmett


To all the children who have to navigate life’s uncertainties with such courage, this book is dedicated to you.

May its pages be a reminder that your journey is marked only by possibility and your futures are filled with endless potential.

Filby the Fire Dragon

His name is Filby the FIRE dragon. A ‘FIRE DRAGON’ is WHO he is! Not Filby the ‘foster’ dragon, that’s just where he lives

Filby LOVES to breathe out FIRE and fly and learn and play Making happy memories and friends along the way

He has a lovely foster mum, and dad and sister too They share a kind and caring home, like ALL families should do

Filby’s foster-family are dragons just like him Each of them is different but Filby fits right in!

They turned Filby’s life around - but he gave them much more! Growing as a family, as Filby finds his ROAR

Filby was CHOSEN to join this special family home How WONDERFUL to be chosen! Never to walk alone

Like a shiny penny, glistening on the ground

This brilliant foster-family helped Filby find a smile

Growing, learning, laughing and finding his own style

When Filby dreams at night, he’s brave, and bright and bold

When he wakes, he’s all those things! AND a heart of gold!

Filby ‘the foster dragon’ is certainly NOT his name

Being fostered won’t define him, it will brighten his burning flame

Now, flames ARE what define him, a fire-breathing wonder!

Golden, molten lava flows with every roar of thunder

Flying high above the clouds, he lights the sky at night

Breathing fire between the stars, what a magical sight!

His foster-family fuelled his flames and helped him find his glow

Reflecting Filby’s inner light and watching his confidence grow

They celebrate his achievements and give support if he feels weak Believing in his many dreams and what makes him unique

Encouraging his strengths and providing everything he needs Filby’s aiming for the stars, to thrive, to dream, succeed

This family combine their differences, abilities and skills Alone they are amazing, but TOGETHER better still!

Bigger, brighter flames each day as Filby’s abilities grow Zooming high into the sky with a blazing fire show

Big, pointy ears and a smile so wide

He glides on the air like a fairground ride

He puffs out his chest with the growl of the brave Big claws on his paws when he gives you a wave!

Filby the fire dragon, the BRAVEST dragon in the skies

A swooping, swirling, flame-trail everywhere he flies

Filby the FIRE DRAGON, that’s his name to you

He just happens to be fostered, which is pretty awesome too!

Meet Filby The Fire Dragon.

This story is about Filby’s journey towards finding his identity and confidence as a fire-breathing dragon. It is also about the importance of acceptance, celebrating our unique abilities and what makes us special. Filby finds his roar with the support of his brilliant foster family and now he’s aiming for the stars!

Copyright © 2024 N.C. Emmett

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