A Book Review: The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari

I recently joined Blogging For Books.  Basically, you get books sent to you, you read them, then post a review.  You get to keep the books.  I thought this sounded great since we love to read so much around here.

The first book I chose was  The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari.  I read it to Hannah tonight.  Here is the description from the publisher’s website:

“Padraig, my friend, it is time for us to be courageous.”

Padraig the dragon and his best friend, Roger the turtle are determined to spend the whole night outside. As brave explorers at the base of Mount Sillymanborrow, the boys use their imaginations to have fun while munching on crunchy baked bugs and toasting s’mores over their campfire. But when the sky gets dark and the sounds of strange animals fill the forest outside their tent, their safari gets scary. This adventure is just what the boys need to discover that the dark might be frightening, but their friendship is stronger than fear.

Here’s what I thought:

I found the illustrations to be very cute, but the storyline was a little hard for Hannah to follow.  It was also a bit on the lengthy side and didn’t hold her attention for very long.  I did, however, enjoy parts of the dialogue between the two friends.  I gave it 2 stars in my review on the Blogging for Books website because it was just an okay book to me.


Disclaimer:  Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.


One thought on “A Book Review: The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari

  1. Jen March 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm Reply

    Thanks for the review. Sounds like a great opportunity to read books you may not have otherwise known about.

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