The Dragon And The Turtle

The Dragon and the Turtle

About the book

Roger loves adventure. Today he’s playing pirate, sailing the high seas, dancing to the hornpipe, and catching fish. But the wind’s blown him off course and he’s . . . well . . . lost.

When Padraig, a kitten-sized, bug-eating dragon, encounters the lost turtle, he offers to help Roger find his way home. Roger’s directions take some time to follow—his house looks brown, sounds like singing, smells like baking, feels like sand, and tastes like strawberries—and along the way, Roger and Padraig become friends. And friendship always yields unexpected rewards. Like cookies.

I was thoroughly surprised with the story as it unfolded. The biggest reason: This was classified as a Christian book and the story did not push God or religion in any fashion. Well, until you got to the last page and then there was a section for the adult that gave some bible references. Since we do not promote one faith over another with our boys, this was a big thing for us. You could easily skip the religious page and would still find meaning in the book because the moral of the story is not tied to one religion or faith system. The moral – Friendship is it’s own reward.

Our boys loved the drawings of the turtle and dragon but also loved the story. You wouldn’t imagine a dragon could be friends with a turtle but after this book, you’ll have no doubts.

Where To Buy

Pick up your copy of The Dragon and the Turtle from your local library, request it on Paperback Swap, or buy a copy on Amazon or directly from Waterbrook Press.

The Dragon And The Turtle Go on Safari.

“Go on Safari” with Your Child Contest

Waterbrook Press is holding a contest for kids to win a safari package including a child’s size tent, two sleeping bags, and a handful of other items including the book I reviewed plus the next book in the series, The Dragon And The Turtle Go on Safari.

I know our boys would love to win the prize package so head over there and enter today. They also have some great printables to go along with the books. Plus make sure you check back in with us because we’ll be reviewing The Dragon And The Turtle Go on Safari soon.

Disclosure: This post brought to you by Waterbrook Press. Our family received product for free in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are 100% mine.

By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

7 replies on “The Dragon And The Turtle”

Thank you for the fair and honest review. I’m glad your boys liked the story and pictures. We were very fortunate to get a first class illustrator. The discussion pages can still be used by parents of your persuasion. Only the first paragraph refers to the Christian religion.

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