Results of the Kate Greenaway Medal in the year 1969.
The Belsaki family appear at first to be an ordinary family, but they acquire the most extraordinary pet. Mr Belsaki is determined not to be a "fuddy-duddy" so he buys a "dragon, house trained" from the local pet shop. The pet dragon grows and grows until it fills their whole yard and starts to breathe out smoke and fire.
The Quangle Wangle is lonely in the Crumpetty Tree, until a whole host of creatures come to live on his (very large) beaver hat.