Title of book: Nickerbacher: The Funniest Dragon
Time length to read: 4-7 min
Age recommended: 4 and up
Author: Terry John Barto
Illustrator: Kim Sponaugle
Publisher: Author House
Best place to purchase: Amazon (Click word for direct link)
Price: $2.99 (Kindle) $13.64 (Paperback)
Happy Sunday everyone! Today I bring you a book that will hopefully end your weekend with some laughter. Nickerbacher: The Funniest Dragon, by Terry John Barto, is about a dragon named Nickerbacher, who dreams of becoming a stand up comedian. However, he has had his life set for him, and that is to guard a princess in a tower. According to his father, all dragon’s are supposed to guard the princess in the tower. However, Nickerbacher has other things he wants to do with his life. He has always dreamed of becoming a stand up comedian. While guarding for the princess, he practices his jokes for her, and finds he is successful. Even though he has dreams to become a stand up comedian, he keeps guard at the tower as his father would want him to…until one day the prince arrives for the princess. The prince finds that Nickerbacher the dragon has no interest in fighting him, rather, Nickerbacher is trying to crack every joke at the prince that he can. With some encouragement from the princess and prince, the finally sets off to the big city in dreams of becoming a stand up comedian. After lots of practice, he becomes known as one of the funniest dragons in the city, and even his parents approve of his new talent and dream. I guess you can say that Nickerbacher finally got his happily ever after.
I thought this book was very creative. The message is very clear to children, and that is to go for your dreams. There may be challenges along the way, but if you can dream it, you can achieve it. The illustrations, done by Kim Sponaugle, were very well done. It definitely put the imagination of the book into perspective with Nickerbacher and his dreams. I tried to find some things that could of been improved in the book, however, this book was really well done and I couldn’t find anything wrong with it.
I really enjoyed this book and think it would be a great book for kids to read, for parents to read with children, or just a great read if you are a picture book lover. For more information about the book, you can check it out at Nickerbacher’s website, here. I even found a book trailer to this book and put it below if you want to take a look. Till next time!
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