Friday, July 23, 2010

Book Review: The Dragon and the Turtle by Donita K. Paul & Evangeline Denmark

Today I have a guest to review the book, The Dragon and the Turtle, by bestselling author Donita K. Paul and up-and-coming author Evangeline Denmark. I read the book to my daughter Christa and she's going to review the book!

So, Christa, did you like The Dragon and the Turtle?
I liked the book a lot.

What did you like about the book?
I liked both the story of Padraig and Roger and the artwork too.

Did you have a favorite part in the story?
There's so many good parts to choose from. I liked the personality of Roger and Padraig--they are fun. And I like the cookie recipe in the back of the book for Chocolate Chip Snappers. We're gonna make those, right?

Did you like having the book read aloud to you?
Yes, because I like listening to you read to me.

Would you read this book again?
Yes, I would! And I'd read it to someone else too--especially someone younger than me.

Note from Christa's mom (me!): Originally, after I invited Christa to review the book for me--and explained what that meant--I handed her the book to read. And then I thought, This is a read-aloud book! So, Christa and I snuggled on the couch while I read the adventures of a little lost turtle and a very helpful red dragon. It was fun to share the story with my daughter and to hear her giggles. And, yes, we are going to make the Chocolate Chip Snappers!


Donita K. Paul said...

Lovely review! My favorite part of the story is how they are getting to know each other by talking as they walk to the next house on their search. Part of being a friend is knowing what the other person will do or say. I know my daughter as a friend. I know she would never order her steak rare, and she knows I would never order maccaroni and cheese. It's fun to know someone else well. I hope I get to know Christa and be able to say things like "Christa likes making breakfast on a camp stove with her Dad in the backyard." Now how did I know that?

Beth K. Vogt said...

I loved your books!
I love your cookies!
And I do like making breakfast on a camp stove with my Dad in the backyard. (I think my mom told you.)

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Roxanne Sherwood said...

Christa, You've written a great review. Thanks so much for being on the blog. Now, I know what book to get Peter for Christmas.