Some people think that picture books are only for the very small or beginning readers.
I have to disagree. Aren’t comic books essentially picture books? And don’t these types of graphic novels have ageless appeal?
My point? My point is, when you have two reluctant readers in your house like me, any interest towards reading a book is cause for celebration! And one such book just arrived in the mail. LOVE this book!
Dragons Are Real is the result of the wizardry, magic, talent, and imagination of author Valarie Budayr and illustrator-extraordinaire Michael Welply.
“What if I told you that all of the fairy tales, myths and legends that have been told about dragons over the years are WRONG? What if I told you that Dragons are indeed REAL and that they are different than you’ve ever imagined? Did you know that Dragons are the master of disguises? Did you know that they love sugar and sweets (at unacceptable levels) and will do anything for treats?”
To say the illustrations are mind-blowing are an understatement. Michael is a super talented Frenchman who also happens to be a very nice guy 🙂
Then there’s the story itself; the creation and magic of children’s book author and publisher Valarie Budayr. I like to call Valarie the “Magic Book Lady” because her books are not only unique, they are beautiful! She is the mastermind behind others book like The Fox Diaries: The Year the Foxes Came to our Garden, The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factoryhttp://audreypress.com/portfolio/ultimate-guide-to-charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory/ and A Year in the Secret Garden.
Are you ready to meet a Real Live Dragon? As readers turn the pages and learn the truth about Dragons, they will see that the fiercest beasts in known history can actually be the best of friends. It’s a lesson in finding companionship in the most unusual of places.
This book is simply amazing, captivating and a whole other boatload of big words that I could use. All I know is that this book is unlike anything I’ve ever seen (in the way of creativity and quality) and my daughter immediately swiped it and disappeared to her room with my 13-year-old reluctant reader-son hollering after her, “I want to see it next!”
I also now that I am pretty sure #DragonsAreReal. How about you?
**I was not compensated for this blog post in any way. The copy of the book that I received was a gift for my kids from the author (a good friend and client).