Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Review~ The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari

Book Title:The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari
Author Name(s):Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark; illustrated by Vincent Nguyen
Release Date:January 11th, 2011
Page Count:40 pages
Category:Children/Juvenile/Picture Books
Description: “Padraig, my friend, it is time for us to be courageous.”

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.
The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari is a cute kids book about a turtle named Roger and a dragon named Padraig. The two decide to spend an entire night out camping, beneath the stars and alone all by themselves. While out, the familiar spooks and noises born from childhood imagination appear, and Roger and Padraig struggle to endure the long night.

The themes are great for young kids, teaching them the values of friendship and of helping others. Also, on the back cover of the book there is a collection of questions to ask your kids to prompt them to respond to the story.

Overall, The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari is a fun book for young children that teaches good morals and tells a fun story along with it.

disclosure: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing for this review.
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For those that like the Dragon and the Turtle books check out this contest “Go On Safari” contest.
You can check out the details of this contest here:

You could win
The grand prize winner will win a "go on safari" kit complete with:
A child-size tent
Sleeping bags (2)
Campfire treats
Essential safari tools (a compass, a flashlight, and a spy glass)
Stuffed animals
Copies of The Dragon and the Turtle and The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari

Two runner-up winners will receive a copy of The Dragon and the Turtle and The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari and a stuffed animal.


April said...

Looks like a great book!

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