Friday, February 4, 2011

The Dragon & the Turtle: Go On Safari

The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari
The opening scene of "The Dragon & the Turtle Go on Safari" place these two best friends around a campfire, roasting marshmallows and eating baked bugs (a perfect silly food kids would love). These two little campers are on a great adventure: spending the WHOLE night at the base of Mount Sillmanborrow! This book captures the excitement, courage, and imagination that children everywhere experience when they get to sleep in a tent in the great outdoors (even if it's only 10 ft. from the back door...).

I would recommend this book for ages 5+, since the book uses different scenarios to teach the readers about kindness, respect, copmassion, and courage. As the mother of a 1 yr. old, this book has way too much text on every page to keep my son occupied (if I was reading the real storyline, so we'll just pretend and look at the pictures). The turtle and the dragon also playfully use "adventurer" talk, aka British English, which could be confusing to young readers, but playful and fun to older children. Overall, this was a cute and entertaining book, that also provides opportunities for the parent to talk about important character qualities with their child.

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*Disclosure: "I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review, as part of their "Blogging for Books" program."

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