Dragons are great for guarding things that are valuable like gold, diamonds and CHILDREN! Jean E. Pendziwol's series of books about dragons and safety are wonderful ways to introduce children to tough subjects like fire safety, stranger safety, water safety and dealing with bullies. At the beginning of every summer when my own kids where younger, we would read these books and talk about the subjects. I would answer any questions they would have and we would run drills. The books were great starting blocks. They are fun and informative. I highly recommend these books for children of all ages really!