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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari by Donita K.Paul and Evangeline Denmark

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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Today's Wild Card authors are:

and the book:

The Dragon and The Turtle Go on Safari

WaterBrook Press (January 11, 2011)

***Special thanks to Staci Carmichael, Marketing and Publicity Coordinator, Doubleday Religion / Waterbrook Multnomah / Divisions of Random House, Inc. for sending me a review copy.***


A former schoolteacher, Donita K. Paul is the best-selling author of the Dragon Keeper series, The Vanishing Sculptor, and Dragons of the Valley.

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Evangeline Denmark likes to turn bedtime stories into picture books. She lives in Colorado with her engineer husband, their two noisy boys, her author mom, and Willie, a cattle dog who tries to herd the entire family into one room.

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Vincent Nguyen has illustrated numerous children's books and is also a part of the art departments for 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios.

My children and I LOVED the first book in this series. It immediately became my auto-buy gift for moms with little ones because it was so charming. The latest installment, The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari is no different. It's a fun adventure emphasizing the value of friendship and what it means to be a true friend. In a world where kid friendship drama happens so early, it's a great story to teach children about healthy friendship. My girls love these stories, and I know they're eager for the next one! And, for those of you who love dragons as much as my kids do (in no small part thanks to Mrs. Paul!), remember that January 16th is Appreciate a Dragon Day. My 10yo is already planning all sorts of fun ways to celebrate. And I'm sure Padraig the Dragon will be making an appearance.

Product Details:

List Price: $11.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (January 11, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 030744645X
ISBN-13: 978-0307446459

AND NOW...THE FIRST FOUR PAGES...press the pictures to better view them:

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