Monday, November 25, 2019

Review: The Little Dragon by Sheri Fink

by Sheri Fink
 Illustrated by Lynx Studios
Whimsical World Books
Picture Book
28 pages
ages 4 to 8

The Little Dragon loves to dance in his magical meadow. When he discovers that he’s not alone, he experiences the overpowering emotions of fear, embarrassment, and anger for the first time. Through a series of heartwarming missteps, he learns the value of being open to sharing instead of isolating himself. This enchanting story helps kids recognize and express their big feelings in healthy ways, and teaches us all that dancing and life are better with friends.

Themes include: Emotions, Anger, Embarrassment, Fear, Feelings, Self-Confidence, Friendship, and Sharing.


If readers ever wanted a little dragon to be their best friend, the one in this book might just be the one they've been looking for.

The Little Dragon is such a sweet, carefree, and playful creature, who likes to dance with its whole heart. One day, when its dancing is especially carefree, it hears a rustle and a giggle in the trees. Sure enough, someone is there watching but the Little Dragon can't discover who. The embarrassment buries deep into its chest and before the Little Dragon knows what happens, its burnt down a tree. The only remedy to solve this emotional drama is to forbid dragons from ever entering its territory. But things are never that easy.

This book radiates happiness and color, fitting perfectly in with the Little Dragon's own personality. When disaster strikes, it's easy to sympathize with him, although his solution will definitely have young listeners shaking their heads and wondering what this little dragon is thinking! It's a wholesome read which brings the message across in an enchanting, fairy tale way. 

The illustrations are bright and bold, and have the atmosphere of a cartoon...which kids are sure to enjoy. The happiness streams from every page, and it's easy to follow the story. Even when a reader isn't available, the youngest will enjoy glancing through and accompanying the Little Dragon on their own. 

You can discover more about Sheri Fink and the 
Wonderful Whimsical World here!

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