Hi Friends! “Today is Friday – I have a children’s book review to add to the Perfect Picture Book resource list that author Susanna Leonard Hill is building on her blog. For more wonderful reviews from authors, educators and others who contributed today, please go here.” (quote from Vivian Kirkfield )
Title: The Truth About Dragons
Author/ illustrator: Thomas Kingsley Troupe/ Jeff Ebbeler
Publishing info: Published by Picture Window Books, 2010, nonfiction, a fact book
Age appropriate for: from 4 to 11 or grades preschool to grades six
Themes: facts about dragons, Telling Truth, Dragons
Resources: From Random house we get a whole PDF about Dragons:But it is because of King Arthur and Camelot, a perfect example of how dragons appear in today’s literature.
The First Three sentences: Stories tell of dragons that are big and scary. But are dragons real? Of course not!
Summary: This is a fact book about dragons, telling the reader in statements the truth about dragons. Where dragons are found in books. Where they were originated from. What they like and so on. Even having a glossary in back of the picture book.
Summary in back of the book: “Dragons have roared their way through popular fairy tales for many years. Have you ever wondered why dragons look the way they do, where they might hide, or how they scare their enemies? Journey through this book to find out the truth about dragons.”
Why I loved it: I have always been curious about dragons and am now reading “Games of Thrones, the Story of Ice and Fire” by George R. R. Martin which has dragons in it. This book filled the bill giving me all the nice juicy facts about dragons, from where they lived and why to what they look like; giving the difference between European dragons and Chinese dragons.
Gifts for my writer friends: Six pieces of bad advice for new writers to ignore here:
And for general advice from Judy Blume, Yes, JUDY BLUME!
And finally, I am so excited my children’s picture book “Annie’s Special Day” was chosen for the give away at my publishing house. Here’s the link: I wish I knew how to make it come out better but I don’t.
And here’s what I say:
Kisses and hugs!
See you Tuesday!
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