Thursday, 14 April 2016

The Water Dragons Too Heavy to Fly by Ruth Ellen Parlour (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

 July 2015, CreateSpace, 38 pages, Paperback, Review copy 

Book summary
When Silver sees a soaring buzzard he decides to learn how to fly. Together with his sister, Pearl, they make a pair of wings, but flying is not as easy as it seems. Silver and Pearl are water dragons. Together with their mother, Opal, they live on the banks of the Sapphire river in Emerald forest.

Nayu's thoughts 
This is one of many books where I fell in love with the cover, then found out what the story is about before agreeing to review it. Aren't the two dragons adorable? Their rounded bodies and emotion filled expressions made me smile every time I saw them, which was on every page. Even their mother is cute! I like the animated style used against a realistic background: the two types of illusteation compliment each other, and the added feature of having to look out for certain animals in the story makes it appealing to the reader. Plus the story is sweet! The reason for the dragons not flying was unexpected, and I hope there are more books in this fun series! 

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