This book is adorable and any child would love to read it, or have it read to them. Dragons are magical. Some are ferocious, some are friendly, and some are silly, but whatever kind of dragon it is, we love reading about them and their incredible adventures. Nickerbacher is a very special dragon. He wants to make his family proud of him, but he doesn’t want to be like all the other dragons. He’s afraid to tell his papa that there are enough dragons to guard princesses.
What Nickerbacher wants more than anything in the world is to make people happy. He wants to be a comedian who makes people laugh, but his papa doesn’t seems to understand. Even though his friends Princess Gwendolyn and Prince Happenstance think there’s something strange about a dragon who doesn’t want to guard princesses, they support his dream. He wants to also be a comedian, besides all of his dragon duties.
The jokes that Nickerbacher tells are sure make children laugh while at the same time entertaining the parents and others who will be reading it to them. A joke about an aspiring stand-up comedian, who just happens to be a dragon.
He loves to tell jokes and wants so badly to be a stand-up comedian, but his papa would rather he obey the long-standing dragon tradition of protecting princesses, breathing fire, and fighting knights. Princess Gwendolyn and Prince Happenstance, who Nickerbacher jokingly calls Prince Fancypants, also have their own dreams. The three of them encourage one another to follow their visions. They are the best kind of friends
Nickerbacher’s papa, on the other hand, was not amused by his son’s desire to become a stand-up comedian and he explicitly states that it was the duty of every dragon to guard princesses. He would have nothing of this nonsense and informed Nickerbacher that he was supposed to scare people and not make them laugh. The yarn ends with the prince throwing off his sword and carrying off the princess with a baseball mitt in his hand shouting “Call me Pitcher Fancypants.” As for Nickerbacher., he does succeed in becoming a world -wide renowned stand-up comic bringing pride and joy to everyone including his parents.