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Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Dragon and the Turtle Go On Safari

by Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark
illustrated by Vincent Nguyen

Religious/Secular Content:- Mostly secular but does have one Bible verse
Adult Content:- None
Mature Topics:- None
Strong/Inappropriate Language:- None
Magic/Witchcraft:- None
Disrespect/Rebellion:- None
Drug/Alcohol Use:- None
Violence/Abuse:- None
Educational Value:- Teaches about overcoming fear; friendship
Positive/Negative Message:- Positive messages of overcoming fear and friendships

The Dragon and the Turtle Go On Safari
Authors: Donia K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark
Illustrated by Vincent Nguyen
Hardback, 36 pages
ISBN: 978-0-307-44645-9
Retail: $11.99

We had the opportunity to review this cute little book and we really enjoyed it!  The illustrations are very good and the story is interesting.  DS3 really liked it...he wanted me to read it to him several times!

The story is about Roger, the turtle, and Padraig, the dragon, who are best friends.  They decide to spend the night out in the woods together but end up being very afraid of every sound they hear.  They do eventually overcome their fear to save a baby "leopard".  The story is written in a very unique manner that is incredibly fun to read.

The very last page of the book (glued to the back cover) is also something very nice - it is a Bible verse (Deuteronomy 31:6; of which this book is based off) along with some discussion starters.  Nice addition!

We would definately recommend this book to others.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Blogging 4 Books in exchange for my honest review. No compensation was received. All opinions are my own.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Phillipians 4:8