Saturday, December 17, 2022

Review: Baby Dragon's Big Sneeze by Sheryl Bass


Genre: Children's 3-7
Pages: 35
Published: October 19, 2022

A sweet story for dragon and fairytale lovers with themes of friendship, empathy and forgiveness.

A sick baby dragon feels terrible when his fiery sneeze causes problems for a neighboring village. Can they forgive and find it in their hearts to help the little dragon?

Follow one brave little girl who enters his cave and confronts the dragon. After learning about his plight, she advocates for him with the townspeople.

It will take problem-solving at its best to prevent further destruction and heal the ailing dragon.

Baby Dragon's Big Sneeze is a perfect springboard for discussions around:
  • Found Family
  • Building Trust
  • Love and Kindness
  • Helping Others / Sharing
  • Reserving Judgement
  • Accountability / Making Amends
Grab your copy now - a perfect addition to every home and school library.

I received a copy of this book through Netgalley. This is my honest review. 

This book brought out the kid in me. It is a heartwarming story about a poor, misunderstood dragon who really just wants some friends. When he catches a cold and accidentally sets the village on fire, the villagers want revenge. 

When the villagers get to the dragon's cave, they are told that his actions weren't malicious at all and that he just needs someone to care for him, so they all band together to make him soup and a sweater and help him to get better. 

The rhyming in this book was nearly perfect. There were a couple of lines that were a little clunky in their flow, but that was it. The illustration's are like a chef's kiss. They are adorable, bright, and descriptive for the story. I legit said, out loud to an empty car, "Oh my gosh! It's so cute!" when I opened the file to start reading it. 

I would not have minded reading this book multiple times to my children when they were younger, and I'm seriously considering buying copies for nieces and nephews for Christmas. 4.9 out of 5 stars. - Katie

Sheryl Bass holds a Master's degree in Social Work, and has studied child development. She uses these insights to inform her picture book writing. Sheryl also holds a Master's degree in Journalism, and is currently working in public relations. Her goal is to produce lightheartedrhyming stories with gentle themes of teamwork and friendship. Sheryl resides just outside of Chicago, IL with her husband and two terriers.

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