ABOUT THE BOOK
Written by Bianca Schulze
Illustrated by Samara Hardy
Ages 3+ | 32 Pages
Publisher: Clever Publishing | ISBN-13: 9781954738034
Publisher’s Book Summary: Acknowledging and owning up to a mistake is a very difficult task for children—and it’s not always easy for adults, either! In this most recent installment of the popular Dragon series from Clever, Tell the Truth, Dragon introduces a situation in which Dragon blames someone else for the mistake she makes. Gentle text prompts readers to encourage Dragon to tell the truth and apologize for her mistake, even though it’s a tough thing to do. Dragon realizes her mistake and offers an apology—and then more than makes up for it!
Designed to be a read-aloud, parents will take pleasure in the playful text as much as children will enjoy following the prompts to interact with Dragon. The whimsical and colorful illustrations enable the dragon to jump off the page and will delight readers with her personality on every page.PURCHASE LINKS
Everyone’s favorite dragon is back and learns an important lesson about telling the truth and making up for being dishonest. Dragon can’t resist sneaking a taste of the “scrum-diddly-icious” cake that the cooks make. But when the unauthorized nibbling is noticed, Dragon doesn’t want to admit her guilt. Many young readers will sympathize with the quandary of surrendering to temptation and then having to face the consequences when the transgression is discovered. Some of them have probably been caught red-handed, or as in Dragon’s case, frosting-faced. The brightly colored illustrations capture the fun as the cooks “Mixy-mix-mix!” the cake batter and “Swirly-whirl-whirl!” the frosting, while the interactive elements will have youngsters nodding their heads if they like sprinkles on their cake or patting Dragon on the back when they are “proud of her for apologizing.” With every new adventure Dragon works her way deeper into our hearts and - to tell the truth - we don’t even want to resist her.
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.
For more information, visit biancaschulze.com
Samara Hardy is an illustrator and designer who has created artwork for clients across the globe for greetings cards, stationery, homewares, children’s books, and much more.
For more information, visit samarahardy.com