I was so excited when I was contacted to review Danny The Dragon “Meets Jimmy,” by Tina Turbin. I don’t think it is any surprise that our family loves books and reading together. I get such a thrill out of reading and finding new books for our family to enjoy together and this book has become a new favorite in our house.
Danny The Dragon “Meet Jimmy” is the first book to be released in the Danny the Dragon series and we are absolutely hooked! This is an imaginative story of a cute traveling Dragon, named Danny and his little companion Skipper. In this book Jimmy and his family meet Danny the Dragon and his navigator Skipper. They spend time playing, eating and even having a sleepover. Emily and I both enjoyed the vivid colorful illustrations that go along with this story. Since we are currently working on teaching Emily manners I really appreciated how polite Danny The Dragon was throughout this book. We are looking forward to finding out more about Danny and where he came from in the future book in this series. It is no surprise that this book is a Best Book Award 2009 Finalist!!
In addition to the Children’s Book we were also sent the audio book DREAMS which was recently released at a large Sesame Street classical concert in Los Angeles. Emily loved listening to the story being read. She found the sound effects that accompanied the story very exciting! I really enjoyed the beautifully composed classical pieces that followed the first track which was Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy, read by Janis Welch. The author Tina Turbin helps many people in the allergy, celiac, autistic and gluten-free "world" and all the profits from this CD are being donated to the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center.
You can find out more about Danny The Dragon and Tina Turbin’s Causes by visiting these websites:
- Danny The Dragon Website – All things Danny the Dragon
- Gluten Free Help – Website created by Tina Turbin to provide information about topics relating to celiac disease.
- Tina Turbin – Information about the author.
**Thank you to Tina Turbin and her assistant Rosie Newman for providing me with a copy of this book and cd in return for reviewing it. This review reflects my own personal opinion and experience with this book and CD.