A VERY DRAGON CHRISTMAS
Written by Terri Branson
Illustrated by Kim Sponaugle
Children’s Picture Book [©2008]
24 pages color (rated G for ages 2-7)
From the Kittycat Books label
of Dragonfly Publishing Inc.
Three clever young dragons (Fang, Claw, and Spike) devise a way to get Santa Claus to visit their cave on Christmas Eve. Do they just want their stockings filled for Christmas, or should Santa worry about falling into a dragon’s cave?
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“What could be more adorable than three little dragons dressing up their cave for a visit from Santa Claus? Well, Santa is not so thrilled at first, but one look around at the sparse living conditions in the cave are all the old elf needs to know. This is a story about the real meaning of gift-giving at Christmas, i.e. charity. The illustrations by Kim Sponaugle are absolutely gorgeous. A Very Dragon Christmas is a great book for any child’s holiday reading shelf.” ~ reviewed by Amber Sparks for Roserock Reviews [FIVE STARS]
“Fang, Claw, and Spike are dragons anxiously preparing for the arrival of Santa Claus. Fang, Claw, and Spike live inside a dark cave. They decide to paint a fireplace, hang up three stockings, and even leave out some cookies and milk for Santa. When the jolly old man comes down the cave roof, will he be happy to see three fire breathing dragons, or run for his life? What a clever idea to have dragons celebrate Christmas and get everything ready for Santa. This book is a great asset for children. I thought Ms. Branson told a wonderful tale. Her range in storytelling is portrayed enough to emit no prejudices where Santa is concerned and leave a warm sensation with the reader. Ms. Sponaugle illustrates the story so vividly; it permits the reader to get in the holiday season. I found the story quite enjoyable.” ~ reviewed by Coffee Time Romance
“On Christmas Eve, all good little girls and boys look forward to a visit from Santa Claus. But what about dragons? Does Santa visit good little dragons as well? Fang, Claw, and Spike wanted Santa to visit them on Christmas Eve. Together they prepared everything so that Santa would come. They built a red brick chimney in the cave wall. They hung up stockings. They decorated a tree. They even put out milk and cookies. What would Santa think when he realized that he was in a cave filled with dragons? A Very Dragon Christmas is a great holiday story. The little dragons are so full of personality and the illustrations add to the fun.” ~ reviewed by Dr. Tami Brady for TCM Reviews
“What a great, innovative way to present a classic Christmas story to children who are intrigued with dragons! This would be an entertaining addition to any young family’s holiday collection.” ~ reviewed by Chaos Arts Reviews [FIVE STARS]
TERRI BRANSON earned an associate degree in math and science before turning her efforts toward the studies of creative writing and graphic arts. In addition to being a graphics artist and an editor, she is an award-winning author who has sold articles on the craft of writing and conducted many local writing workshops. Awards include the EPPIE 2005 Best Children’s Book trophy for the picture book, Brother Dragon, and the EPPIE 2004 Best Anthology trophy for the science fiction and fantasy anthology, Cosmic Sculpture. Adult Coloring Books include: Geodoodles. Children’s Picture Books include: A Very Dragon Christmas; Brother Dragon; Pete the Peacock Goes to the Zoo; Pete the Peacock Goes to Town; Scooter’s World; Tyler on the Moon; and Watch for Falling Rock. Romance novels include: Musk Rain and Prairie Fire. Science Fiction novels include: Dragon’s Blood and Dragon’s Den. Non-fiction titles include: A Psychic Life. Short Story Anthologies include: Cosmic Sculpture. || Visit Author Website | Visit Author Blogsite | Find on Facebook |