Book Review - Danny the Dragon by Tina TurbinTuesday, March 02, 2010
I was so excited when my package arrived with our family's copy of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy. I instantly loved the quality of the hardcover book and its large size (approx. 8.5" by 11"). The illustrations, wonderfully designed by Aija Jasuna, easily bring the imaginative story to life. From beginning to end, my daughter was captivated by the storyline and eagerly anticipated the pages yet to come. I also love how Danny is very polite and models good manners. The story is suitable for kids aged 4-8 and is great for read-aloud, shared reading, and independent reading for the older kids in this age group. However, the story line is sure to appeal to anyone with an elaborate imagination. I especially enjoyed the audio CD entitled "Dreams" which both my children loved listening to in the car. This CD was released at a large Sesame Street Concertin Los Angeles not too long ago and the best part is that all profits go to the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. Along with the audio version of the story, you can also listen to several musical compositions. It's hard for me to pick a favourite because there are about four tracks that I thoroughly enjoy listening to while driving. In any case, it's no wonder that Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy was nominated for a Best Book Award in 2009. I can't wait to see what adventures lie in store for the lovable characters Danny, Skipper and Jimmy.
* Disclosure: I was sent a Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy story book and Dreams CD for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated in any other way. The opinions expressed above are my own honest opinions. *