Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Clever Example of Healthy Living

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.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Read All About It...

Calling all picture book writers!

October 1, 2016 is the date of Picture Book Summit 2016.  Jane Yolen, Matt de la Pena and Paul O. Zelinsky headline...need I say more???

I participated in the 2015 PB Summit and can't wait for 2016.  It is a one day event with interviews, workshops and agent & editor panels.  Replays are available if unable to attend live.

Learn more and/or register at http://picturebooksummit.com.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July! Thank you to all who have served and those who continue to do so to ensure our safety and freedom in this great land.  You are so very appreciated!

Enjoy your 4th of July festivities and be safe whether traveling or on the home front.