As a child, I firmly remember being afraid of the dark. I could not settle myself to go to sleep unless the hallway light was turned on. My kids are the same way. Both of them have to have a light on somewhere in order to not be scared at night. Because I hate the thought of burning electricity all night, even if it is just a little “night light,” we have tried to transition them to sleeping without any lights on at all. When I was asked to review The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari, I was excited to say yes!
Children’s books can be a great way to help cope with a sensitive or new situation, and this one is no exception. With adorable, soothing illustrations and great dialogue, this book from Waterbrook Press follows Padraig the dragon and Roger the turtle on an overnight safari. Authors Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark have done an excellent job on this latest installment in The Dragon and the Turtle series. The boys are having a great time until it gets dark! The reader will be able to relate when spooky noises frighten them, only to find out they are made by a kitten in the woods. One of the bonus features of the book is an extra story and conversation starters so guide parents can delve into meaningful conversations with kids.
My kids loved The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari and asked to read it the following night as well. It helped me discuss with my younger (and more spooked by dark child) that it is normal to be afraid of the dark, but just like Roger and Padraig, we find out there really isn’t anything to be afraid of! Is your little one afraid of the dark? Padraig and Turtle might be just the thing to help!
Buy It: You can find The Dragon and the Turtle Go on Safari on Amazon.com for just $8.63!
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