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This is a great book, nice bold colourings and not too small a wording on the pages so makes for a great read not only by adults but also children learning to read. The tale is a lovely tale about a girl called Khalie who finds a dinosaur egg which hatches and becomes her pet while they grow up and then evil strikes in the village that they lived in but the dinosaur and the girl rescue her family and take them to safety .. a great lesson learning tale in a easy to understand way. The colouring of the book is so vivid, solid and bold on the ipad screen and it is just like having the book in your hands.. certainly do not miss not holding the book as everything is just as it would be in paper.
Automatically opening in landscape mode on the Kindle we meet a young girl named Khalie. Asked to gather eggs from the chicken house, Khalie hastens to do what her mother has requested. Imagine her surprise when in one of the corners she discovers a bright blue egg thus the beginning of a wonderful friendship between Khallie and her dragon, Fuega.
Of course, as Fuega grows, Khalie's mother becomes concerned. The wisps of grey smoke have now turned to flames! What to do? Khalie does the most unselfish thing she can. (GREAT LESSON HERE!) Years pass but the friendship the two shared is never forgotten. What happens when war comes to the country? Delightful illustrations, rhyming format and a very sweet ending make this book a wonderful children's read. My only criticism would be of the tense change on Page 2. With the story starting off in the present tense the author suddenly jumps to the past tense. I purchased this book for my Kindle. I was not required to write a review but chose to do so. Thanks, Liz
In contrast to the days when I grew up, today it is normal for young children to think that they could be friends with dragons (wizards, magicians etc.)
The story, presented in a poem that rhymes) tells of Khalie finding a dragon's egg. Note the clever choice of the heroine's name. It is a fantasy name (or very rare name) which suggests that this story is not playing out in our world. Khalie and little dragon Fuega have a beautiful friendship until Fuega starts spitting smoke and fire and things get too dangerous at the house.
Khalie has to set Fuega free. What a nice incorporation of the concept that sometimes we have to let go of friends, loved ones, and or possessions that are dear to us! But, the friendship isn't over. When years later, Khalie's tribe is threatened by mean war lords, Fuega comes to the rescue.
This book contains a lot of great concepts parents can discuss with their children: friendship, love, matching looks to express friendship (and solidarity) danger, creativity, and even a tidbit of foreign language information (fuego is the Spanish word for fire).
Author Amma Lee also offers a link to her FB site where parents can download coloring sheets.
All in all a very nice effort. Recommended - 5 stars,