Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Dear Komodo Dragon - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

Book Overview:

Lots of children have pen pals but one little girl has a real-life dragon—a Komodo dragon—for a pen pal! Leslie plans to be a dragon hunter when she grows up. When she and Komodo become pen pals, the wise-cracking dragon adds a generous helping of humor to letters that are chock full of accurate, interesting facts. Leslie learns not only about the world’s largest lizard, but also about the dangers they face. As their friendship builds, will Leslie change the way she thinks about dragons?


My Review:

Although I don't care to ever encounter one, I find Komodo dragons to be interesting.  Dear Komodo Dragon gives all sorts of facts about these creatures, but with a fun spin.  This story is told by way of letters between a girl named Liz and a komodo dragon.  Liz writes Komo (the komodo dragon) and asks questions about its way of life.  Komo responds with his behaviors, environment, habits, and physical traits.  In the end, Liz learns how she can spread the word to keep komodo dragons from being poached.  I really like the "pen pal" concept and thought it was engaging.  Kids will learn fascinating facts about komodo dragons.

When they are done reading the story, kids can turn to the "For Creative Minds" section at the back of the book for more lessons.  There, they can learn about komodo dragons by the numbers (i.e. 3000 estimated number of Komodo dragons left in the world).  Kids can also learn about conservation and how to help protect Komodo dragons.  Lastly, there's an exercise on Physical and Behavioral Adaptations.

Dear Komodo Dragon is a Spring 2018 release from Arbordale  Publishing.

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43 comments:

Peggy said...

I have encountered a Komodo dragon. I have not even seen one in a zoo.

bison61 said...

no I have never seen a Komodo dragon

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Nancy said...

I have only heard of Komodo dragons.

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aperry said...

No I have not.

Christa Bengtsson said...

No I have never seen one before.

SueZH said...

I don't think that I have ever heard of a Komodo Dragon before.

Kristen said...

Yes I have seen a Komodo Dragon.

Antoinette M said...

Nope, never seen one.

Jan Lee said...

No I've never seen one in real life. :)

Patricia Green said...

I've thankfully never seen a Komodo Dragon.

Heather B said...

I have seen a Komodo Dragon just once. One of our favorite animal rescue people has one!

Leela said...

Yes, i've seen them before.

Wendy Browne said...

Yes, we've had them at the Houston Zoo for years. You can stand next to them with inches of plexi glass separating you.

Gina Ferrell said...

I've seen a Komodo dragon at the zoo here in New Orleans and it was interesting.

Michelle Elizondo said...

AT the San Diego zoo

Tonya D Flores Ent said...

I have only seen a komado dragon on tv.

Lauryn Rescoe said...

I have seen one at the zoo before! They are definitely amazing creatures.

Anne Higgins said...

Got to see on at a zoo and on tv

Karen said...

I have not !!

Marianna said...

I've only seen one in the zoo!

Unknown said...

I'm not sure. I think they may have them at the Audubon zoo in New Orleans and I may have seen them there.
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Abigail Gibson said...

No and I hope I never do.

slb3334 said...

I have never seen one.

David B said...

Only on TV

Mary C. said...

I don't think so. If I have, at a zoo or somewhere, it apparently didn't make much of an impression on me...

Angie Ford said...

Yes I had a friend who had a Komodo, I did not get near it!

Susan Smoaks said...

i haven't ever seen one in real life. they are scary!

Jana Leah B said...

I don't believe I've even seen one in a zoo. Surely I would remember it if I had.

Jennifer Cervantes said...

I have seen a komodo dragon in the zoo.

Charlene S. said...

No, never seen one in person.

Susan Chester said...

I have never seen one, but I would like to. I wrote my final science paper on them in college!

AmberFaith said...

I've seen one at the zoo!

adoptingteens said...

I have only heard of Komodo dragons. Would love to see one

mscoffee77 said...

We have seen Komodo dragons at the Nashville Zoo.

Candie L said...

I have seen them in a zoo. Thank you

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Kathy Pease said...

I have only seen them in pictures thank God..lol

saturdaynightfever said...

I have not.

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dvice12 said...

I've never seen a komodo dragon

Beth Hern said...

Nope I never seen one.

Philip Lawrence said...

I saw one in a type of zoo in Southeast Asia when stationed in the Orient during the Vietnam War.

Sand said...

I've only seen them at the zoo.

Heather Smith said...

so cute

Cassandra D. said...

Yes, I have seen a Komodo Dragon.