Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Dragon Hunters

The Dragon Hunters
author: James Russell
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.89
book published: 2012
rating: 2
read at: 2017/04/08
date added: 2017/04/08
shelves: children-s
'The Dragon Hunters' by James Russell with art by Link Choi is a book filled with adventure, a dragon, and a lost dog.

Flynn and Paddy live on an island with their mom and their dog Coco. When Coco gets captured by a dragon, it's up to the boys to go rescue her. They pack for a trip, make some ghastly sounding sandwiches and set out to find Coco. And it all kind of rhymes.

I say kind of because it doesn't lilt off the tongue like good kids rhyming books do. There is also a map and an app you can download to see the map do cool things through a smart phone or tablet. The book is cute. One art choice in particular left me scratching my head. It's a picture of the mother and all you basically get is a torso shot. Her face and legs are cut off. It's a really odd choice for an illustration. Other than that, the pictures are colorful, the dragon is fierce and the boys are heroic. I just wish the authors had spent more time on the book and maybe less on the gimicky app.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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