Written by James Blackburn
Illustrated by Stephanie Fliss Dumas
Mascot Books; January 7, 2020
Thank you, Mascot Books, for this review copy of SKY DRAGON. I am delighted to read it and share it with you, friends. I love this story written in rhyme, the colorful illustrations, and the message to keep trying to do what you want (or need) to do in spite of the challenges you face.
Why I Like This Book:
~ Dragons! Drake is adorable. He’s young and must get out and play like any other human or animal youngster.
~ Fun telling of the story through rhyme
~ Age-appropriate actions by Drake. This book is geared towards 5-6 year-old readers, but I imagine younger and perhaps older readers will enjoy reading about Drake.
~ Colorful illustrations
~ Doing things a young dragon would normally do accidentally puts Drake in a challenging situation.
~ Despite being handicapped with a clipped wing, Drake enjoys his dragon life doing dragon things.
~ This book shows how perseverance and hard work will help you get what you need done or get where you need to go. It also builds empathy for others who are not the same as we are.
Drake the Dragon, born with a lame wing,
seeks to see what this new day will bring.
Through hapless adventure, where he dare not go,
Drake mistakenly tumbles into the world below.
How will he make it back to his home above?
Well, of course: through courage and bravery, and with lots of love.
Happy book birthday, SKY DRAGON!