Children's Book Review: Donner the Western Dragon by Suzanne Davis Marion

Saturday, May 08, 2010 Posted by Dina N

Last year, I had the pleasure to share with my kids a book by Suzanne Davis Marion. I loved Too Too Many Tutus, and was excited to learn that the same author and illustrator have teamed up for another book - Donner the Western Dragon.

Donner the Western Dragon is a charming story about a young dragon named Donner who is very different from his family and dragon friends. While the Western Dragons are warlike and fierce, Donner is quiet and reflective. When the other young dragons are wrestling and breathing fire all over, Donner likes to admire the colors of the flowers and the grace of the dragonflies with his best friend, a unicorn. Donner's family does not understand why he is nothing like his brothers and father. One day, Donner proves his bravery and becomes a hero by saving the young dragons and unicorns trapped in an icy cave.

Beautifully written and illustrated with the watercolors of Marj Hales, Donner the Western Dragon teaches kids that heroes can be found in unexpected places. The book encourages children to be true to themselves and have pride in their talents and abilities. It also reminds parents that we have to cherish little ones' uniqueness, even when we worry about how their world may differ from ours.

About the book:
Donner the Western Dragon by Suzanne Davis Marion
ISBN: 978-1439252048
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing
Date of publish: Nov, 2009
Pages: 40
S.R.P.: $14.99

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book without any obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. Review copy, cover art and book information courtesy of the author and Bostick Communications.

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