Wednesday, March 2

The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari!

My 5 year old Lulu summed up The Dragon and the Turtle perfectly: "That night they were so excited but they kept imagining and imagining and getting scareder and scareder!"  That is exactly what happened. As they camped in their backyard (or Mount Sillymanborrow, as they called it), the dragon's and the turtle's imaginations ran wild as kids imaginations do.  They imagined a kitten as a leopard, an owl as a howler monkey, and a coyote as some strange breed of Saharan Rhino and they scared themselves silly. 

I haven't seen my kids get this excited about a book since I can remember, and they love books.  In my mind, it was a cute story but nothing exceptional.  It wasn't written for grown-ups, though; it was written for kids.  My kids give it 5 stars.  They argue over who gets to read it when, who gets to hold it on the way to church, who gets to hold it at church, who gets to... well, you get the picture!

So, yes, I like this book.  It not only has an engaging story but interesting, colorful pictures.  The Dragon and the Turtle is a cute little book with a good lesson--you don't need to be afraid of the dark (or anything else) because God is always with you.

The book ends with a bible verse from Deuteronomy 31:6 that pulls it all together, "Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid... God goes with you; he will never leave you."  My kids are already asking me when we can "get the other books" in the series and when they can go camping in our backyard.     

The wonderful people at Waterbrook Multnomah provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purposes of this review.  All views presented are my own.

1 comment:

  1. this is great! my kids will love these! thanks! :-)