Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Book Review: The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari

The Dragon and the Turtle
Go On Safari

Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark
Illustrated by Vincent Nguyen

Best friends Padraig the dragon and Roger the turtle are camping out at the feet of mount Sillymanborrow. They make a fire, eat marshmallows and crunchy baked bugs. They are excited and determined to spend all night outside in the wild. Their bravery is tested as they hear the noises around them, and their imagination turns squirrels into giraffes, raccoon into elephants, or a small kitten trapped on top of a tree into a baby leopard. At the end of the night, their friendship and bravery allow them to see the beginning of the morning, and the brave explorers realize they indeed spent the night outside.

The Dragon and the Turtle Go On Safari is a fun story for children. The illustrations are beautiful.

As the mother of three girls, I thought this would be a fun story to read together. While my girls enjoy reading about princesses and girls, they also enjoy animal stories and books that encourage the imagination. And while I would have liked to give this book a high review, it is not the case for my girls. They did not think it was as fun as other books and they easily put it to the side...without finishing it. I have asked if they want to read it, and other books have gotten picked over this one.

You can find out more about the book and read a short excerpt by clicking HERE.

I received this book for free by Waterbrook Multnomah in exchage for an honest review.

And if you want to recieve books for free too, check out the Blogging for Books program from Waterbrook Multnomah!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:44 AM

    Hi there,
    how do I sign up to receive books and write reviews?
    I have been looking around on the website bit I can't find anything about it.....



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