Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Posted by Christian Frugal Mama at 6:41 PM
Title: The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari
Author: Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark
Illustrator: Vincent Nguyen
Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah
List Price: $11.99
If you're looking to build your children's library with encouraging messages, this is a good title to consider. It's a story of two friends and their adventures while camping outdoors together.
Roger the turtle and Padraig the dragon (still not sure how to pronounce this one!) encounter many frightful sounds and interesting "creatures" during their adventure, but rather than making fun of each other, they encourage one another and learn to be brave, even when they're scared. With fun, imaginative "creatures" and a sweet ending, this story would be great for a young audience, perhaps best appreciated by the 4-7ish range. Plus, the illustrations were wonderful!
At the end of the story is a bonus short tale (referenced in the story) as well as a short Bible reference and conversationstarter ideas. If you're einterested, be sure to check it out at Waterbrook Multnomah and you can even like them on Facebook!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review free of charge from the publisher. All opinions are my own.