“… a brown house. It sounds like singing. It smells like cookies. It feels sandy, and it taste like salty strawberries.” ~ The Dragon and the Turtle

Padraig is a dragon. One day while looking for some “crunchy, squishy, nutty” bugs he finds something else, a turtle. A turtle named Roger who has lost his house. Padraig decides to help Roger find his home and so begins their journey. As Padraig and Roger travel together they learn that just because you are different doesn’t mean you can’t get along.

When the Dragon and the Turtle showed up at our house, both of my girls were thrilled. They loved looking at the illustrations by Vincent Nguyen. My oldest started making up stories just by looking at the bright, colorful pages. When we sat down to read it, she was enthralled, her sister on the other hand was less than cooperative. Only after a few pages she was up and moving around.

The story is fun but a little long for younger kids, unless you have an attentive child I would wait until they are at least four to have them sit through the whole story. If they are really interested there are actives at the end of the book that help your child to understand what the story is about. There is even a recipe for Chocolate Chip Snappers.

This is a wonderful story about the power of being a friend, I highly recommend it.


2 Responses so far.

  1. Charlie says:

    My wife did a review on this and pointed me in this direction. Our son really enjoyed the book. I find it hard as a dad, to know what makes a good book for my kids so it is nice to have resources like your blod and my wife’s frostedfingers.com

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