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The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari


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ISBN13: 9780307446459
ISBN10: 030744645x
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  “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.

About the Author

A former schoolteacher, Donita K. Paul is the best-selling author of the Dragon Keeper series, The Vanishing Sculptor, and Dragons of the Valley. Evangeline Denmark likes to turn bedtime stories into picture books. She lives in Colorado with her engineer husband, their two noisy boys, her author mom, and Willie, a cattle dog who tries to herd the entire family into one room.

Vincent Nguyen has illustrated numerous children's books and is also a part of the art departments for 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios.

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Casey Herringshaw, January 7, 2011 (view all comments by Casey Herringshaw)
I loved the cover of this little hard back book and thought my brother and I might enjoy the chance to review a book together. The illustrations are cute and filled with bright colors and I think the age appropriateness for the book was good for his age (7) and younger. The short story in the back of the book was especially enjoyable. I thought the idea of a question and answer guide in the back was a good idea for kids and parents (or siblings) to go over together. It makes them more aware and think about what they have read. It was a fun book to read together.
I would have liked a stronger moral to the story. There were many good values in the book including helping your friends, manors and thinking of others comfort, but the book never really felt like it was moving towards a “point”. My mom read the book to my brother as well and agreed with my determination.
On the whole it’s a cute story, but not the greatest children’s book I have read. I think a stronger moral to the story would have made for a better story arc.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers through FIRST for my copy to review.
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Product Details

Paul, Donita K.
Waterbrook Press
Nguyen, Vincent
Denmark, Evangeline
Nguyen, Vincent
Religious - Christian - General
Religious - Christian
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Grade Level:
from K up to 12
8.76 x 8.73 x .28 in .58 lb
Age Level:
from 3

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Children's » Religion » Christian » Emotions and Feelings
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