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21 bloggers shared reviews!
Here's what they had to say...
"The illustrations are fantastic and the story is entertaining. Definitely a fun read aloud!" - Big Hair and Books
"This book is full of dragons, and what they are really like. It is the perfect addition to any home library, particularly if you have a boy or two under your roof, and want their imaginations to soar a little." - Reading Lists
"This is a book for children to keep, to linger over and treasure, not only for the amazing images, but because the detail within each page keeps the reader there. The dragons’ expressions, the fine detail, the very ‘aliveness’ of each illustration had me spellbound. I loved the dragon being a master of disguise, and particularly appreciated the intricacies of the dragon’s study, filled with books, and with a tiny resident mouse also engrossed in a miniature volume. I cannot praise this book more highly and I feel really privileged to have read it." - Word Magic
"The vibrant colors in this book will keep the attention of all ages." - Bound 4 Escape
"My two boys loved the book, my youngest had me read it four times and my oldest didn't want it to end. Both boys thought the pictures were amazing and we had to study each page." - Lizards, Laughter, and Love
"The author paints a very sweet picture of dragons. You really will believe they are for real by the end of the story." - The Blended Blog
"Dragons Are Real is full of detailed, beautiful dragons. The pictures are so real, life like and the illustrations absolutely remarkable! A must have this summer for a wonderful addition to our library. An outstanding book indeed." - Eloquent Articulation
"Valarie Budayr and Michael Welply set the record straight and bring to life the fun-loving, whimsical side of the majestic dragons, in the delightful picture book, Dragons are Real." - Mother Daughter Book Reviews
"Fun book about real dragons that I think children would love to read over and over again." - Kay LaLone
"A fun book from beginning to end with absolute amazing illustrations." - Domestic Chanteuse
"Dragons are Real is a fun and vivid picture book that will spark a child's imagination." - Amanda's Books and More
"I loved the illustrations and the use of color throughout the book. It was fantastic. The dragons were large and detailed, but they all presented the face of fun." - Girl of 1000 Wonders
"The illustrator did a scrumptious job with color and glorious detail portraying each dragon’s personality. It’s a gorgeous book with a playful storyline." - Untamed Doodler
"...the artwork is vivid. ...The writing is clever." - Writer, Reader, Cautious Adventurer
"Welply does a masterful job of illustrating these charming scenes with large images in soft pastel colors which bring the text to life. This picture book will especially appeal to young readers in the four to seven age group. Perfect choice for a read aloud or bedtime story. It’s hard not to fall in love with the antics and images of the dragons portrayed on these pages." - Barbara Ann Mojica’s Blog
"Help your young children overcome their "dragons" by reading this delightful book on what "Real" dragons are like! This is sure to put aside the scary "myths" of other dragon tales. The book is very cleverly written. It is full of outstanding, brightly colored illustrations." - Rockin' Book Reviews
"The variation in fonts, colors, and sizes of the text adds to the fun of reading and makes it super easy for young readers not to miss anything important. It's a very unique book that takes a life of its own." - Ice Fairy's Treasure Chest
"Dragons are Real is a delightful and whimsical children’s picture book. Both the author and illustrator did a wonderful job bringing the book to life." - Where Connor and JT Go
"This is an absolutely delightful book, with a whimsical old storybook look and feel. The illustrations by Michael Welply are captivating, colorful, and full of rich detail. This is a book to be explored over and over again and it's sure to become a favorite of both children and their adult reading friends alike." - Books Direct
I bet you didn't know that dragons love poetry, to read, to dance, and love to eat sweets, but they do! Dragons are kind and funny and just want to be your friend. So the next time you're ready for a bowl of ice cream or to curl up with a good book be sure to look around, there might just be a dragon waiting to join you.
The stunning cover immediately drew me to this story and I was taken with the exquisitely detailed illustrations and the charming storyline. Children will delight in the whimsical dragons and enjoy exploring each page. Dragons are Real is certain to become a fast favorite among parents and children a like. I highly recommend picking up a copy.
About the Author: Valarie Budayr
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