“…a fantastic children’s story book. I LOVED IT!”

DDN-kindlecover3-1Here is the latest review of my book Dragon Daily News by Lynn Worton. Thanks, Lynn.

Review 5*****

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is a fantastic children’s story book, I LOVED it!

When I was first contacted by the author to read this book, I was quite excited. I love stories that get the imagination juices flowing. I am just sorry that due to my rather large reading list, that it has taken me so long to get to read it.

Every single story in this book takes the reader (or listening child) on an amazing adventure. Although I was a little disappointed that the stories were not as long as I would have liked, they are the perfect length to capture, and keep, even the most fidgety youngster enthralled. The author has taken some very ordinary, everyday objects and has woven magical tales around them. There are some fantastic stories in this book, and it is difficult to pick a favourite one. However, I loved the following stories: How to Stuff a Rhino, Dragon Daily News and The Jet Who Wouldn’t Fly. Each story in this book has an obstacle that the characters have to overcome, such as fear or bullies, but they also have a message such as asking for help when needed or believing in yourself. I was sorry to come to the end of the book, as these stories were highly entertaining.

Gene Twaronite has written a fantastic children’s book that sparked my imagination, never mind a child’s. I loved his writing style, which was fast paced enough to keep even the shortest of attention spans hooked; every story flowed wonderfully. I would definitely read more of this author’s books in the future.

I highly recommend this book as a bedtime story for youngsters aged 5-7, a read-along for readers aged 7-9 (depending on reading ability) and as a read-alone for readers aged 9-12. I also recommend this book to adults who love reading Young Adult novels or stories. – Lynn Worton

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New Review of Dragon Daily News

5star-shiny-webReviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers’ Favorite
Dragon Daily News: Stories of Imagination for Children of All Ages written by Gene Twaronite is a delightful collection of short stories that introduce young readers to a creative mindset where imagination has no limits. This collection has within it secret life lessons to be learned. Young readers may not realize this when they are letting their imaginations take full effect in the fun and exciting stories The Dragon Daily News provides.Young children love stories where there are no limits of imagination, and relatable elements of the story intrigue them to read more. This collection of stories has both. For example, learning how to cope with bullying not by the use of physical fighting, but with an intellectual approach. Also, reading and learning a new vocabulary with an adventurous, exciting tale of words flying out of their books due to a small glitch in a computer system.Gene Twaronite’s collection of short stories is ideal for parents and teachers to provide children with a way to learn imaginative play and creative thinking, as well as a new vocabulary. Adults who remember reading old folk tales, myths, and legends of mystical, exciting, adventurous places, will love this collection to read aloud to their children. Reading this exciting collection, I was taken back to my own childhood when times were simple and your imagination was the most important element in having fun.

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Review of Dragon Daily News by The Reading Nook

Here’s the latest review (Thanks, Laura!) of my new book Dragon Daily News:

“I read and reviewed one other book from Gene so when he contacted me again to read his newest work, I agreed right away. Gene has such a great imagination, and through his writing paints a picture that makes you feel like you’ve fallen right into the story. Dragon Daily News is a collection of short stories for young kids, and I honestly thought they were all so entertaining and fun!! I loved the introduction where he explained where and how some of the stories came to be, and in my opinion I think the adults that pick up this book will find that interesting, and make the stories a little richer.

“I am not yet a parent, but I’ve had a love of reading since a very young age, and it’s followed me through out the years, it’s not above me to read children’s stories, whether it be books that I read and loved as a child or books that I didn’t read as a child, but will simply bring me back to a simpler time in life when everything wasn’t so complicated. I don’t have kids of my own, but have already started collecting books to pass on to my kids when I do have them, and I hope that I can instill my love of reading onto them, and Dragon Daily News is a book I can completely see myself reading with my future kids or even my nieces and nephews.

“If you haven’t read any of Gene’s writing you should definitely check it out, especially if you’re in the mood to read something that will bring you back to the simpler times in life. This book was a quick read, but definitely what I needed to get myself through a slow, boring day at work.”  Read the complete review at: http://thereadingnook123.blogspot.com/2013/04/kids-korner-review-dragon-daily-news-by.html

Review of Dragon Daily News by BookPleasures

My two little dragons have made it to BookPleasures! For those of you who might not be familiar with this great resource for book lovers, BookPleasures is an international community of over forty reviewers that come from all walks of life and that review all genres. The site has been in existence since 2002, receives seven thousand unique visitors per week, and has posted over five thousand book reviews and over six hundred and fifty author interviews. I especially wish to thank Conny Crisalli for her thoughtful review, and Norm Goldman, Publisher and Editor of BookPleasures.

You can read the complete review here: http://www.bookpleasures.com/websitepublisher/articles/5900/1/Dragon-Daily-News–Stories-of-Imagination-for-Children-of-All-Ages-Reviewed-By-Conny-Crisalli-of-Bookpleasurescom/Page1.html#.UVtFu1fm824 

The Dragons are Here!

Dragon Daily News now available in Kindle!                                                   http://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Stories-Imagination-Children-ebook/dp/B00B78QUIK

Read what one reviewer has to say:      DDN-kindlecover3-1

Odd encounters, chance meetings, what ifs, what  nextsthose are the words that spring to mind while reading Gene Twaronite’s Dragon Daily News. From books that leak their words to a fig tree that really pulls up roots and walks away, Twaronite’s stories are sprinkled with the wacky and the weird—while generally being totally believable. Inspired in many instances by traditional tales or fables, the stories sparkle with unexpected twists—you’ve heard about going hunting for tofu beasts, right? Then there are those idiosyncratic characters. From Stretch (a rubber boa who has grand adventures while stretched) to Snoop and Snort (dragon cub reporters in search of the truth about those creatures called people), the characters drive the stories forward, begging the reader to ponder what they might do next. If I were still a classroom teacher, this is just the sort of book I’d share with my students to trigger their own imaginations. Instead, I’ll settle for sharing it with my grandkids as we wonder if tofu beasts might still be found somewhere—besides in a grocery store….”

Suzanne Barchers, former Managing Editor at Weekly Reader                               (Suzanne, who holds a doctorate in curriculum and design, is also a consultant and the author of 175 published books. Visit her website at:  http://www.suzannebarchers.com/

Read more about the book at my website:  http://www.dragondailynews.net                    Print and Nook formats coming soon. Stay tuned.