Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Clever Example of Healthy Living



Title: SLOTH THE LAZY DRAGON
Author: Regan W.H. Macaulay
Illustrator: Alex Zgud
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Published: May 2016
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616337612
Paperback ISBN: 9781616337629
eBook ISBN: 9781616337636

In SLOTH THE LAZY DRAGON, Regan W. H. Macaulay addresses the importance of diet, exercise and living a healthy lifestyle in a very clever way.    Children will gain a wonderful example of the universal importance of kindness and helping others as well as dedication as Sloth’s transformation takes three years of hard teamwork.

This story shows the evolution of Sloth, an apt name for a fat and weak dragon living in the bowels of a mountain on a mound of gold and jewels, as he transforms into a fit and strong dragon able to have the energy needed to live an active and healthy lifestyle, compliments of the help of a brave dwarf named Radish, also a clever name for one offering lifestyle advice.

Radish offers to help Sloth and does so by presenting him with many new food and exercise options in his quest to aid the dragon in lightening his “girth” in order to fly and live a healthy lifestyle.  Children will enjoy developing an awareness of new healthy food choices as Radish brings Sloth items like nuts, fruits, vegetables, pumpkin, legumes, fish and lean meat.

Ms. Zgud’s beautiful illustrations have a whimsical feel that children will love and really bring to life Sloth’s transformation from a fat and weak (Sloth) dragon into a fit and strong dragon ready to fly and see the world beyond the confines of the mountain.

SLOTH THE LAZY DRAGON is highly recommended for children ages 4-7 and offers a clever way for parents to address the importance of diet, exercise and living a healthy lifestyle and will foster excitement in children to try new and different food items as Sloth did.

Author information can be found at http://reganwhmacaulay.weebly.com

Illustrator information can be found at http://www.tripletake.net/?team=alex-zgud




** Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.  This review consists of my truthful opinions, not influenced in any way by the author or publisher.

5 comments:

  1. It's a book that may help lots of kids.

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    1. I very much agree, Janet. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. What a neat way to help children learn, without even realizing they're learning. The cover is adorable and should attract young readers. Thanks for sharing, Karin.

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    1. It is a terrific way to help children learn, Beverly. I quite agree. Thanks for stopping by!

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