Tuesday, January 11, 2011

FIRST Review: The Dragon and the Turtle Go On Safari by Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books.  A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured.  The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between!  Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card authors are:

and the book:

WaterBrook Press (January 11, 2011)
***Special thanks to Staci Carmichael, Marketing and Publicity Coordinator, Doubleday Religion / Waterbrook Multnomah / Divisions of Random House, Inc. for sending me a review copy.***


A former schoolteacher, Donita K. Paul is the best-selling author of the Dragon Keeper series, The Vanishing Sculptor, and Dragons of the Valley.

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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.

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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.

Product Details:

List Price: $11.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (January 11, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 030744645X
ISBN-13: 978-0307446459

AND NOW...THE FIRST FOUR PAGES...press the pictures to better view them:

This is a cute book that can be used with your children for a variety of purposes. Padraig the dragon and Roger the turtle set out on a brave adventure. They are going to stay outside all night long on an adventure. Along the way, they do not make fun of each other for being scared and they use their manners. They survive their outdoor safari and along the way develop a deeper appreciation for each others talents.

Children will enjoy reading this book and hearing the story as well as viewing the beautiful illustrations. The pictures above do not compare with the actual pictures in the book! They are rich and vibrant in color and only serve to add more to this great book! I would recommend this book anytime of the day but the story is geared towards bedtime. 

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