Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Dragon and the Turtle Go On Safari

"Padraig the dragon and his best friend, Roger the turtle are determined to spend the whole night outside. As brave explorers at the base of Mount Sillymanborrow, the boys use their imaginations to have fun while munching on crunchy baked bugs and toasting s’mores over their campfire. But when the sky gets dark and the sounds of strange animals fill the forest outside their tent, their safari gets scary. This adventure is just what the boys need to discover that the dark might be frightening, but their friendship is stronger than fear." ~~ synopsis from publisher's website

The Dragon and the Turtle Go On Safari by Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark. Illustrations by Vincent Nguyen

I love a good children's book, especially one with good illustrations. Good illustrations, along with a good story, keep a child's attention when being read to or when reading a book on their own. This book has both! 

This book is a story about a turtle and a dragon who want to sleep outside all night - what kid doesn't want to do that? Well, their imaginations go a little wild and they hear strange creatures roaming around in their backyard. The illustrations of these strange creatures make the story so much fun to read.

And along with this great story about the safari, there is a little bonus story at the back of the book as well as lessons, conversation starters, that will help us open up some dialogue with our kiddos.

Great book and one that I look forward to reading to my Grands when they come for a visit! 

Read an excerpt


Disclaimer ~~ I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.


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