By Kristine Daniels
Published: November 13, 2009
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by Tina Turbin
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Imagination Publishing Group (December 19, 2008)
“Danny the Dragon was an idea I had that I just could not put out of my mind. It evolved when I slept, drove, looked at a child, walked by a child, or even looked at the sky. It was developing beyond my control, and I loved the anticipation of creating the first book Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy and the series. While the lovable characters deliver a message of the importance of kindness, sharing, caring and making friends, the series fulfills a passion of mine to delight children and their families with some magic, the spirit of fun and imagination, which I feel really should be preserved in every child at all stages. I truly believe there is no reason the “flame of life” should burn out just because we grow older and have to take on more responsibilities.”
– Tina Turbin, award-winning author of the Danny the Dragon series, humanitarian, artist, researcher: http://DannyTheDragon.com
“I discovered Danny the Dragon right after my daughter and I had run across several books with some scary images and concepts and she’d had nightmares several nights in a row! We were desperately in need of a sweet, fun, imaginative non-scary book…and we found it with Danny! Her eyes were so wide and interested as I read her the story and she explored every inch of the page with the fun colorful drawings. She was totally engaged and we both loved it!
– Catherine Bell, successful actress known for her role on the TV show JAG from 1997 to 2005. Currently she stars in the Lifetime Television hit series Army Wives as Denise Sherwood.
*Titles featured in the Author Showcase have not been reviewed by The Children’s Book Review, and reflect the thoughts of the author, illustrator, or publishing company.