Jan 13, 2011

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!

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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:

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The dragon and the turtle are adorable characters that go for an overnight "safari" in their backyard tent.  They are very good friends, and they definitely have their silly moments.  Beautifully illustrated, this book is great to read aloud to young children.  There are lots of accents and goofiness to entertain even the youngest listeners.  Overall, this story demonstrates the loyalty of friendship and sharing, and I am sure it will become a favourite to share with my grandchildren.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review, Janet. I love to do accents and my grandson's favorite part of the story is the distressed kitty's meow. He insists that that is his part to read. We have two contests on www.dragonandturtle.com that end in Feb. Be sure to check those out. Plus there are pages and pages of other things for our readers.