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After reviewing the book, Who Loves the Dragon by this same author, I was more than excited to review this new book in the series. Just as I expected, this book has the same illustrator. The characters are all so eye-catching that children and adults will have a hard time turning the page. There is so much to look at on every page. I love all the happy details. In Tell the Truth, Dragon parents can read this book and use it to emphasize an example that may have recently happened in their home. This can reinforce the truths that Dragon had to learn. Often children are told to repeat the words, “I’m sorry” but they don’t really feel it. Dragon shows a wonderful example of actually showing that she’s sorry by baking a cake to take the place of the cake she ruined. Telling the truth is harder for some children than others, and Tell the Truth, Dragon can help. Even without the lesson learned, this is a lovely book and children will love all the characters.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Written by Bianca Schulze
Illustrated by Samara Hardy
Ages 3+ | 32 Pages
Publisher: Clever Publishing | ISBN-13: 9781954738034
Publisher’s Book Summary: Acknowledging and owning up to a mistake is a very difficult task for children—and it’s not always easy for adults, either! In this most recent installment of the popular Dragon series from Clever, Tell the Truth, Dragon introduces a situation in which Dragon blames someone else for the mistake she makes. Gentle text prompts readers to encourage Dragon to tell the truth and apologize for her mistake, even though it’s a tough thing to do. Dragon realizes her mistake and offers an apology—and then more than makes up for it!
Designed to be a read-aloud, parents will take pleasure in the playful text as much as children will enjoy following the prompts to interact with Dragon. The whimsical and colorful illustrations enable the dragon to jump off the page and will delight readers with her personality on every page.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bianca Schulze is the founder and editor of The Children’s Books Review – a resource devoted to children’s literature and literacy. Bianca is also the bestselling author of 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up, an Amazon “Book of the Month” in 2016. She is a reader, reviewer, mother, and children’s book lover. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Bianca now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.
For more information, visit biancaschulze.com
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Samara Hardy is an illustrator and designer who has created artwork for clients across the globe for greetings cards, stationery, homewares, children’s books, and much more.
For more information, visit samarahardy.com
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Enter for a chance to win a 4-book set of the Dragon series—including a copy of Tell the Truth, Dragon! autographed by Bianca Schulze—a framed ‘Growing Readers’ print illustrated by Samara Hardy, and a $50 Bookshop.org gift card!
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
– An autographed 4-Book Set of the Dragon series, including:
Don’t Wake the Dragon, signed by Bianca Schulze
Just Be Yourself, Dragon, signed by Bianca Schulze
Who Loves the Dragon?, signed by Bianca Schulze
Tell the Truth, Dragon, signed by Bianca Schulze
– A framed ‘Growing Readers’ illustration by Samara Hardy (Art Size: 7″ x 7″, Final Frame Size: 12.88″ × 12.88″)
– A $50 Bookshop.org gift card
Two (2) winners receive:
– A copy of Tell the Truth, Dragon, signed by Bianca SchulzeTell the Truth, Dragon Book Giveaway