Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Dragon and the Turtle Go On Safari

I recently received a great new book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers. It is called The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari and it was written by Donita Paul and Evangeline Denmark. This book came at such a great time. Our power went off last night during a bad thunderstorm, and Brianna was not liking the thunder. She and I sat down by candlelight and read this book, which is probably the longest book we've ever read together. I believe it's probably on first grade level although the cover doesn't say.

Dragon and Turtle go on a safari and they just want to stay outside, camping out, through the whole night. They hear all sorts of things, like monkeys, giraffes, elephants, and leopards! They are very courageous throughout the night, and encourage each other to be brave by staying together and making up stories together.

The pictures in this book are so well done and really add to the story. This is a book we will definitely keep, especially for when our children are older, because I'm sure they will love this book for a long time. If this book is part of a series I would love to have all the books. At the end of the book is some scripture which talks about being not being afraid because God is with you, and gives you ideas of how to talk about this book with your children after you read it together. I highly recommend this book to all parents!

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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