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Blog Tour: I’m A Dragon You See By David Kirkman

Today I’m thrilled to bring you our stop on the Blog Tour for children’s book I’m ADragon You See by David Kirkham . Leo was extremely excited to receive a copy of the book for us to share so massive thanks to Faye Rogers, David Kirkham and Authoright for allowing us to be part of such fabulous tour. I’m A Dragon You See was recently published in June 2018 by Clink Street Publishing.

Synopsis

Have you ever wondered what a Dragon likes to do for fun? Or what he might look like..? Even what he likes to eat? Is it ice cream or Pasta? I’m A Dragon You See will reveal all these mysteries and more! Go on an adventure with an entertaining story in verse and colourful illustrations. A fun way of learning about the importance of friendship and kindness.

Review

I’m A Dragon You See is a wonderful paperback picture book aimed at children 4-8yrs old. It features the story of ‘Dragon’ who shows us all the fun things he enjoys doing from bathing in mud to munching pizza and curry! Unfortunately for Dragon he also struggles to make friends as they all think he is too scary and run away which leaves him feeling sad and blue.

The story is written in rhyme using only a couple of sentences per page, perfect for kids it makes it fun and easy for grown-ups to read too! There is also a repetition of the line “I’m A Dragon You See” on each page which allowed Leo to join in even on the first read as he soon realised what was coming next! The font inside the book is clear and large making it ideal for early readers who will be able to read along with minimal help.

The story itself is full of fun which is perfectly depicted and brought to life using bright, colourful illustrations drawn by author David Kirkman – a very talented chap indeed! Whilst it’s a fabulously fun read there is also a powerful message about the importance of treating others respectfully and being kind, alongside a fantastic message about friendship. The story explains that people are sometimes frightened of things that are new and different, but that it shouldn’t be something that becomes a barrier for new friendships.

“Please take a minute to stop, shout and smile;

as everyone needs friends, even just for a while.”

Leo and I really enjoyed reading I’m A Dragon You See together. It gave us an opportunity to discuss how everyone is different and even though sometimes it’s a little scary in a new situation it is important to always be kind. Leo really empathised with the Dragon when he was feeling sad and offered to be his friend! For me personally the illustrations really make the book as they portray the actions and emotions of the story perfectly.

I feel this book would be fantastic to share in schools and nurseries to help with discussions about friendships too! A perfect addition to our bookshelves which I’m sure will be read lots!

I’m A Dragon You See is available in paperback or Kindle format from Amazon

*We were gifted a copy of this book in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own

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