Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Dragon and the Turtle Go On Safari Review

I recently read The Dragon and the Turtle Go On Safari by Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark.

About the book-
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.

At first it seems like Padraig and Roger are really camping out in the jungle somewhere, but later I realized they are only in their own backyard.  They use their imaginations to make up creatures and dangers.  But, together they face their fears and even have the courage to help a baby leopard (actually a kitten).

Most boys love dragons, and Hunter is no exception.  He enjoyed looking at the pictures and hearing the story of The Dragon and the Turtle Go On Safari.  However, the authors seem to use some old English/British terms which I don't think Hunter understands at age 3.  It would probably be better suited for a slightly older child.

The Dragon and the Turtle Go On Safari can be purchased for $11.99 from RandomHouse
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I received The Dragon and the Turtle Go On Safari in exchange for a review from Random House in Association with Mama Bzz.


Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Such a sweet book.
Blessings and hugs,

Beth Herring said...

I bet my 6 grandbabies would love this book! Thanks, Nancy for the great review.