Monday, February 14, 2011

Review: The Dragon and the Turtle

If you know our family, you know that anything with dragons immediately has the children's attention. Oh, on a quick sidenote, I am so excited that I know how to say the illustrators last name. Thanks to my BIL. Anyway here is a little bit about the book.

Roger loves adventure. Today he’s playing pirate, sailing the high seas, dancing to the hornpipe, and catching fish. But the wind’s blown him off course and he’s . . . well . . . lost.
When Padraig, a kitten-sized, bug-eating dragon, encounters the lost turtle, he offers to help Roger find his way home. Roger’s directions take some time to follow—his house looks brown, sounds like singing, smells like baking, feels like sand, and tastes like strawberries—and along the way, Roger and Padraig become friends. And friendship always yields unexpected rewards. Like cookies.

Padraig is very patient with Roger as they try to find his home. He never loses his temper, but is kind and caring about the situation. It's a very sweet story. You never know where you will find a friend. They come in all sizes, shapes, colors. In this case a friend comes in the form of a dragon. I hope to read the other stories in this series very soon. They children love it. I think we read it at least once a week right now. Little E can't read yet, but he enjoys just flipping through the book. The illustrations are very well done. So, here is another children's book that I recommend for your library.

*Disclaimer- I was provided this book (free of charge) by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers, via their "Blogging for Books" program, in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to provide a positive review. 

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