, July 07, 2015
Nickerbacher - a dragon with a dream! This fun, engaging book will delight children and adults alike with an inspiring story, clever jokes, and charming illustrations. Nickerbacher knows that the job of a dragon is to guard the princess. It's a job he's been doing faithfully while trying out his jokes on Princess Gwendolyn. She encourages him to pursue his dream and be true to himself by becoming a comedian. His father won't hear of it, but Nickerbacher's encounter with Prince Happenstance convinces him that it's time to give it a go. With hope, determination, and some good, old fashioned practice, Nickerbacher makes his comedy debut to great success!
Nickerbacher is a relatable character with a message to children about being true to themselves and believing in themselves as well.
The illustrator, Kim Sponaugle, created a wonderful world for Nickerbacher. I enjoyed the watercolor illustrations and the attention to details on each page. More than anything, though, I absolutely adore Nickerbacher's Groucho Marx eyebrows! What a delightful feature that adds such expression to this charming dragon!