The Dragon and the Turtle Go On Safari Review


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Here we go again!

Roger the turtle and Padraig the dragon are together again for their second adventure, The Dragon & the Turtle Go on Safari, by Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark, illustrated by Vincent Nguyen. Roger and his new friend, Padraig go on a camping trip and have all kinds of adventures together.

The friends brave the night and hear all sorts of sounds from the jungle as they learn more about what it means to be a real friend.

The Dragon and the Turtle Go On Safari continues the story of Padraig, the dragon and Roger, the turtle.  In this new story, Padraig and Roger go on a camping trip together.  This camping experience allows the friends to use their imaginations.  Instead of normal animals surrounding them and making noises they imagine they are on safari with wild fierce animals.  Raccoons are elephants, a squirrel a giraffe, and an owl a howler monkey in their make-believe story.  As the story progresses Padraig becomes afraid and insists that Roger continue the story tomorrow.  Hearing something in the distance they help a small baby leopard (kitty) and then decide to head home.  They will try sleeping in a tent the whole night another time.  But to their surprise when they arrive home morning as already arrived.  They did spend all night outside after all.

Padriag and Roger are an example of what friendship is all about.  They listen to each other and help each other. The story is based on Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid…..God goes with you: he will never leave you.  The Dragon and the Turtle stories use Bible passages as the basis for the lesson of the story, but does not use actual Biblical or religious context within the story.  This is a great way of teaching lessons- without heavy religious language.  My two oldest children enjoyed this book.  They were already familiar with Padraig and Roger and liked listening to another tell from these two friends.

Here is my 3 year old with a look of excitment on his face when Daddy said “howler money”.  Can you tell he likes monkeys?

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.


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