Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Don't Wake the Dragon! Awareness Tour

Enter for a chance to win a Don’t Wake the Dragon prize pack!
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A hardcover copy of Don’t Wake the Dragon, autographed by Bianca Schulze.
  • A Kids’ Sleep Training Alarm Clock.
  • A $25 Visa gift card.
Giveaway begins June 29, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends July 27, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.


Written by Bianca Schulze
Illustrated by Samara Hardy
Publisher’s Synopsis: Shhh! Be very quiet. The rascally dragon is finally asleep. But, when the page turned, the breeze blew the door shut with a BANG! Did it wake up the dragon? Create a fantastic bedtime experience by reading this interactive story featuring a reluctant-to-sleep dragon—a character that children will surely relate! Designed to be read aloud, parents will take pleasure in the playful text as much as children will enjoy hearing it. When the story finally comes to an end, and the gentle lullaby is repeated, the dragon – and your child! – are encouraged to drift off to sleep.
Ages 2-6 | Publisher: Clever Publishing | July 28, 2020 | ISBN-13: 978-1949998641


If you have ever tried to keep a household quiet while a reluctant sleeper is drifting off to dreamland, then you will appreciate this book. The narrator explains, "I just put the most rascally dragon to sleep," and warns readers not to wake the dragon. But it seems that every page turn reveals a new and frightfully loud event. Doors slam shut in the breeze, cooks drop pots and pans, there is even a birthday party with singing and drums! Youngsters will enjoy the many instances of onomatopoeia that they can mimic; bang, clink, clank, knock, boom. The interactive element will have them stroking the dragon's back, rocking the book from side to side, whispering "Shhh!" and even singing a lullaby along with the inhabitants of the castle. The illustrations are bright and capture each humorous scene such as knights dancing under a disco ball or a mouse floating in a mixing bowl. Even the end papers offer a glimpse into the story. Those at the front of the book show readers a wide-awake dragon looking out the castle window, while those at the back show her smiling in her sleep - just as we hope kiddos will be doing after reading this delightful bedtime story.


Bianca Schulze is the founder and editor of The Children's Books Review - a resource devoted to children's literature and literacy. Bianca is also the bestselling author of 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up, an Amazon "Book of the Month" in 2016. She is a reader, reviewer, mother, and children's book lover. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Bianca now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.


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  1. My kids love funny stories, and I love sharing them! This title looks like one they will really enjoy!

  2. I love dragons! My kindergarten and 1st grade students will definitely enjoy this book!

  3. This looks a great title for our school library!

  4. My students and I love to read any story about dragons, but this one about a sleeping dragon lends itself to so many activities and play-acting! As a school librarian I try to find the best books for our collection and this one looks like it will be one of those forever books. My own daughter has tried to avoid bedtime by saying that her tooth just HAS to come out before she can go to bed, she HAS to say goodnight to the sun, and my favorite, she wants to make sure that her parents are asleep before she can go to bed because she worries about us!