Monday, January 17, 2011
The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari
Author - Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark
Illustrator - Vincent Nguyen
Age Group - 3 and up
Positive - The dragon and turtle face their fears and comfort each other when one of them is frightened. They also rescue a kitten-er-leopard even when they didn't know what would happen outside their tent. At the back of the book, it gives ideas on lessons from this book to emphasis with kids when read to/by them. It also has a Bible verse that relates to the story well.
Negative - There was nothing negative in this book.
Writing - Cute. Adorable. These writers make a wonderful story about a frightened dragon and turtle who learn to face their fears. The illustrator's pictures go great with the story and are cute. The pictures also cause giggles as they reveal more of what is going on in the story such as what really made the noise. A book I can't wait to share with a child.
Personal Opinion - A cute, tongue-in-cheek book that will put a smile on your face as you read it. It has good lessons and a helpful guide in the back as to what to talk about with kids when they hear this story. A book I could see myself giving at the next baby shower or kids birthday I attend. I wish there had been a little more description in the book but, none the less, a charming story with a dragon and turtle.
Links - There is a contest for the book at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/2011/01/10/contest-the-dragon-and-the-turtle-go-on-safari/ and its regular page is here: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?isbn=9780307446459 and read an excerpt here: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?isbn=9780307446459&view=excerpt .
Disclaimer - In exchange for an honest review, I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
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