Karin Larson, author of Little Bug, published by Guardian Angel Publishing, has reviewed Sloth the Lazy Dragon! Check it out below:
"In SLOTH THE LAZY DRAGON, Regan W. H. Macaulay addresses the importance of diet, exercise and living a healthy lifestyle in a very clever way. Children will gain a wonderful example of the universal importance of kindness and helping others as well as dedication as Sloth’s transformation takes three years of hard teamwork.
This story shows the evolution of Sloth, an apt name for a fat and weak dragon living in the bowels of a mountain on a mound of gold and jewels, as he transforms into a fit and strong dragon able to have the energy needed to live an active and healthy lifestyle, compliments of the help of a brave dwarf named Radish, also a clever name for one offering lifestyle advice.
Radish offers to help Sloth and does so by presenting him with many new food and exercise options in his quest to aid the dragon in lightening his “girth” in order to fly and live a healthy lifestyle. Children will enjoy developing an awareness of new healthy food choices as Radish brings Sloth items like nuts, fruits, vegetables, pumpkin, legumes, fish and lean meat.
Ms. Zgud’s beautiful illustrations have a whimsical feel that children will love and really bring to life Sloth’s transformation from a fat and weak (Sloth) dragon into a fit and strong dragon ready to fly and see the world beyond the confines of the mountain.
SLOTH THE LAZY DRAGON is highly recommended for children ages 4-7 and offers a clever way for parents to address the importance of diet, exercise and living a healthy lifestyle and will foster excitement in children to try new and different food items as Sloth did.
** Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review. This review consists of my truthful opinions, not influenced in any way by the author or publisher."
This is my first post of new releases from Guardian Angel Publishing, so I've got a few to catch up on! Most recent releases appear right below right around the same time as Sloth the Lazy Dragon)...for more recently released books, click on "Read More"...
Category: Academic Wings
Author: Marilee Crow booksbymarilee.blogspot.com
Artist: K.C. Snider www.kcsniderart.com
Print ISBN: 9781616337698 1616337699
eBook ISBN: 9781616337704 1616337702
A touching story about eight year old Ellie and her separation from her family in the midst of World War II when Jews were not safe. Neighbors and strangers risk their lives to keep her alive and get her on a ship that will take her to relatives in America. A historical chapbook for older kids.
THE BEST KIND OF STRING
Category: Wings of Faith
Authors: Janene Dubbeld Mjdubbeld.com
Illustrator: KC Snider kcsniderart.com
Softcover ISBN: 9781616337759 1616337753
eBook ISBN: 9781616337766 1616337761
Giving can come in a variety of ways. This warm thought-provoking story is told to pass on the art and joy of “heart giving” to children. Anyone can give, anytime, anywhere! The best gifts are those which come from deep inside our hearts. Share the story – love giving.
Category: Academic Wings
Author: Kristen Zajac http://www.kristenzajac.com
Photo Illustrator: Brooke Hamilton
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616337667 1616337664
Paperback ISBN: 9781616337674 1616337672
eBook ISBN: 9781616337681 1616337680
When Dad loses his job, their family must move in with grandparents. Sarah, Owen and Olivia struggle with the loss of their old house, friends, and school, but their outlook improves when the family begins stargazing. Through the allure of astronomy and the opportunity to talk together undistracted, they discover ways to “see in the dark”.
BUBBLE GUM, BUBBLE GUM IN A DISH
Category: Academic Wings
Author & Illustrator: Tracey M. Cox www.traceymcox.com
Print ISBN:9781616337711 1616337710
eBook ISBN: 9781616337728 1616337729
A dish of bubble gum and learning to count has never been so much fun! Match colors and watch the bubble get bigger and bigger as you count higher and higher. Chomp, chomp, chew, chew. Look at the bubble you blew! Learn to count 1-10 with bubble gum and learn colors, too!
BABY POOPSIE LOVES EARS
Category: Littlest Angels
Author: Deb Gardner Allard www.debgardnerallard.com
Illustrator: Jack Foster jacktoon.blogspot.com
Paperback ISBN: 9781616337599 1616337591
eBook ISBN: 9781616337605 1616337605
The giggle provoking story of Poopsie, a playful ten-month old baby, who discovers Mommy's ear and won't let go, until he discovers that Daddy has ears too! Little Poopsie epitomizes the fascination babies develop for body parts. The story elicits a jovial joy ride in alliteration and rhyme.
Author Deb Gardner Allard has reviewed my picture book, Sloth the Lazy Dragon:
"Sloth the Lazy Dragon is a book with a wonderful theme: a dwarf puts aside his fears to help a bully (an overweight dragon) to regain his ability to move and fly, so that he can reclaim his life and see the world. In the end, the dwarf also receives a reward for his kind efforts. The author teaches the need for healthy eating and exercise in a kind and gentle way. My five-year-old grandson loved the book and the wonderful illustrations. He didn't move while I read it to him--instead, he stared at the pictures. After reading it, he asked for a snack. I asked if he would like a cookie, and he said, “No thank you, I think I’ll stick with fruit.” Book mission accomplished! And I love the name of the dwarf. We talked about the dwarf's name and size, and the size of the vegetable from which he got his name. I highly recommend this book. Five stars."
Look for my review of Deb Gardner Allard's picture book, Baby Poopsie Loves Ears in the next few days!
What’s for Dinner?
by Penelope Anne Cole
Illustrated by Samantha S. Bell
What’s for Dinner by Penelope Anne Cole presents children with an education on a wide variety of diets, and a wide variety of cultures—all in a fun story about children that students can relate to directly. Katy’s been invited to dinner at a Nigerian friend’s house, and she’s worried they may serve something strange that she will not like. Katy decides she will try what is served, after discovering a new delicious dish in her own home! She is pleasantly surprised with what is served at her friend Amaeka’s home!
Not only does this story present a variety of different dishes from various countries around the world, children also learn a little something about different cultures, too. Katy’s friends are diverse, inclusive, and as a group, they are very aware of different cultures. I particularly enjoyed the game Katy and her friends play taking turns identifying countries by what people there eat, and other fun facts (like “Where do the women wear komonos and they eat raw fish with rice and seaweed?” “Japan,” said Katy).
The colourful and detailed illustrations by Samantha S. Bell make the food look tempting and the children engaging! Teachers and their students will love this celebration of diversity—in food and characters!
You can find What's for Dinner? on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese has been submitted to the 13th Annual Best Book Awards, presented by USA Book News! Not only that, it's got a listing on their Children's Fiction page!
Multi-award winning children's author Penelope Anne Cole (Magical Matthew, Magical Mea, Magical Mea Goes to School, Magical Max and Magical Mickey, Magical Max and Magical Mickey's Big Surprise, In and Out, All 'Round About, What's for Dinner? and for Halloween: Ten Little Tricksters) has kindly reviewed Sloth the Lazy Dragon...check it out:
Sloth the Lazy Dragon by Regan W.H. Macaulay, illustrated by Alex Zgud, is about a fat and lazy dragon—a perfect example of sloth. The dragon makes life difficult for the dwarves that live in the mountain where he is stuck by his excessive weight and weak muscles. One brave dwarf, Radish, faces the dragon and suggests some lifestyle changes. Readers will enjoy the results and reward for Radish’s efforts on behalf of Sloth.
The story is perfectly illustrated by Alex Zgud, who shows the reader Sloth’s transformation from a fat, weak blob, to a lean flying machine, frame by delicious frame. Parents, teachers, doctors, dieticians, and students will enjoy the yummy variety of food that is paraded by for our entertainment. I applaud this book as a good way to sneak in advice on eating and living more healthily—kind of like your mom sneaking veggies into your smoothies.
Ms. Macaulay’s picture book, Sloth the Lazy Dragon, is a great addition to schools’ health and nutrition curriculum, classroom libraries, as well as to doctors and dieticians’ offices. The food that Radish brings to Sloth is a wide variety of healthy eats. Radish gradually introduces exercises at a rate that Sloth can handle to build up his strength and support his new healthy lifestyle. This book is highly recommended for students ages 5 to 8.
COMING SOON, my review of Penelope Anne Cole's picture book, What's for Dinner?