About the book:
This is the tale of a little Dragon who has a big problem, he cannot control his fire!
After a major mishap, he runs away into the forest and has a wonderful adventure where he meets new friends, learns that every creature has a unique gift, and also finds out the special way in which he can use his own remarkable gift of fire.
About the author:
Carolyn Wolfe is a free lance writer, poet, and author of six books including her
collections of poetry, short stories and bedtime stories for children. In this, her sixth book, “The Unhappy Little Dragon, Lessons Learned” she reveals the journey of Happy, The Unhappy Little Dragon, who, while trying to understand how to master his uncontrollable gift of fire, has an exciting adventure in the woods. His forest friends help him understand his gift and that he really is a very special dragon indeed! Ms. Wolfe lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her Photographer, husband Scott, and her houseful of animal companions.
Today I am honored to have Carolyn Wolfe, author of The Unhappy Little Dragon stop by for a guest post. My review will be posted here this morning so please come back and check it out.
I want to thank Carolyn for taking the time out of her busy schedule to do this for me and a huge thank you to Rebecca from Pump Up Your Promo for arranging this.
I am the last stop on the tour but if you want to see where she has been please CLICK THIS and it will take you to her tour page.
Seven Reasons Why One Should Read The Unhappy Little Dragon Lessons Learned
The first reason to read my Children’s book The Unhappy Little Dragon, Lessons Learned, is entirely for the fun of it. It is an entertaining story full of engaging characters that I think children will enjoy reading.
The second reason to read my children’s book is for the message; that challenges can be overcome and with a little advice and insight from your friends, children can see how truly unique and special their own gifts are! Friends can be the best teachers of all!
The third reason to read my book is for the beautiful pictures in it by Leslie Mathis! She is a wonderful artist who really captures the energy and spirit of the characters in her colorful images.
The fourth reason to read my book is that it is an adventure story, a journey into the woods where kids can meet some wonderful friends!
The fifth reason is that readers can interact with the book. The last few pages of the book include a list of vocabulary words that were used in the story, and what they mean. There is also a place to write about the reader’s own special gifts.
The sixth reason to read this story, is to inspire young readers to look at themselves and their challenges differently and know that they are special and inside every problem area, there is something to learn about yourself, and that each one of us is given a special gift, that is uniquely yours!
The seventh reason is to learn about giving back to the community. The characters in my book all use their talents to help each other and their community. In the end, Happy the dragon learns that he too has something very special that he can do to help his fellow creatures!
Shelley asked, looking at Happy expectantly.
Shelley The Turtle said,”Let me ask you something son, when you practice your fire burning skills-what do you tell yourself?”
“Tell myself? What do you mean?” asked Happy not understanding what his new friend was getting at.
Shelley answered, “Well, maybe I should ask instead, how do you feel when you practice holding in your flame?
“Oh that! I feel scared, so scared that I will fail and burn everything up!” Happy answered sadly.
“Well now, I have a suggestion for you. Try feeling like you will not burn everything up. Instead tell yourself you will succeed in keeping your fire to yourself!” Shelley told him.
“But I am so scared. I really don’t think I can tell myself that I won’t burn everything up when I know I will!”
Happy argued in a worried little voice.
Shelley looked at Happy’s very unhappy face and said,”I have news for you Happy, and I want you to listen to me now!”
Then Shelley continued to explain.
“Dragons aren’t the only ones who have special gifts, Happy, no, no! All of the animals were given a special gift of one kind or another. All of us had to learn how to use it wisely, just like you. You sort of have to grow into your gift, like growing up! That’s why the animals need a teacher.
Can you guess what my special gift is?” Shelley asked, expectantly.
Happy didn’t know the answer so he shook his head and just kept quiet.
“Why Happy, I am a teacher!” Shelley said proudly.
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