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Tuesday, 11 January 2011
The Dragon and the Turtle Go On Safari - A First Wild Card Book
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Book Reviews

I think I mentioned a month or so ago that I would be reviewing books for First Wild Card Tour. First Wild Card is a Christian organization and their books fit in very nicely with this blog. I'm really excited about this opportunity. It's a lot like the TOS Homeschool Crew, but with books. First Wild Card also does a blip about the authors and the book that I just copy and paste . All I have to do is read the book and give my opinion. And, it's finally time for my first book!

I loved The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari. Roger the Turtle and Padraig the Dragon are on the adventure of a lifetime - a safari. Complete with camping, strange night time sounds, and wild animals. Only this safari isn't quite what it seems. What's the problem? You'll have to read the book to find out! 

This really is a great book that your kids will love. There is even a great discussion starter to help you talk with your children about being strong and courageous (Deuteronomy 31:6) like Roger and Padraig were. Check below for pricing and other information. This book, along with all of the books in the series can be purchased from www.RandomHouse.com or from any major book retailer. Happy Reading!


It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card authors are:

and the book:

The Dragon and The Turtle Go on Safari

WaterBrook Press (January 11, 2011)

***Special thanks to Staci Carmichael, Marketing and Publicity Coordinator, Doubleday Religion / Waterbrook Multnomah / Divisions of Random House, Inc. for sending me a review copy.***


A former schoolteacher, Donita K. Paul is the best-selling author of the Dragon Keeper series, The Vanishing Sculptor, and Dragons of the Valley.

Visit the author's website.

Evangeline Denmark likes to turn bedtime stories into picture books. She lives in Colorado with her engineer husband, their two noisy boys, her author mom, and Willie, a cattle dog who tries to herd the entire family into one room.

Visit the author's website.


Vincent Nguyen has illustrated numerous children's books and is also a part of the art departments for 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios.

Product Details:

List Price: $11.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (January 11, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 030744645X
ISBN-13: 978-0307446459

AND NOW...THE FIRST FOUR PAGES...press the pictures to better view them:

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Posted by tink38570 at 11:05 PM CST
Updated: Thursday, 13 January 2011 7:14 PM CST
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