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Monday, July 13, 2020

The Children's Book Review presents... DON'T WAKE THE DRAGON by Bianca Schulze - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

Hello, hello!
Welcome back to another day, another double posting of fun with Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we've the pleasure of hosting not just one, but TWO fabulous tours making their way through the blogosphere RIGHT NOW with The Children's Book Review.  I'm excited, if you can't tell, and I think you will be joining me in that excitement too because there are some great titles ahead, and also a few chances to win, so let's get things started, shall we?  First up, a NEW RELEASE COMING SOON from the woman behind The Children's Book Review herself!  That's right.  Bianca Schulze is making her Picture Book debut later this month with a gorgeous release that'll have the kiddos off to dream land in no time flat...or not, depending on how into everything they truly get because seriously, so much fun to be had!  But I digress, proper introductions first.  Ladies and gents, creatures great and small, pleasure focus your gaze this way for today's first title in the spotlight and book of choice...

Bianca Schulze
Illustrated by
Samara Hardy
Clever Publishing
Release Date:  July 28th, 2020

About the book...
Shhh! Be very quiet. The rascally dragon is finally asleep. But, when the page turned, the breeze blew the door shut with a BANG! Did it wake up the dragon? Create a fantastic bedtime experience by reading this interactive story featuring a reluctant-to-sleep dragon—a character that children will surely relate! Designed to be read aloud, parents will take pleasure in the playful text as much as children will enjoy hearing it. When the story finally comes to an end, and the gentle lullaby is repeated, the dragon – and your child! – are encouraged to drift off to sleep.


Once upon a time, there was a dragon who was a bit hard to put to bed...and in this story, the dragon may start out in bed, but keeping her there is going to be a challenge.  With every turn of the page, every ....

...clang of the pans, every knock on the door, and BOOM of a party drum, brings you one step closer to disturbing her slumber.  It's not for fear of being eaten or fricasseed, but rather having to get her to go BACK to sleep!  So whatever you do...DON'T WAKE THE DRAGON!

Honestly, this was a delightful tale with gorgeous illustrations and a continual invitation for readers to participate in both keeping the rascally dragon asleep and warding off all the unusual nighttime disturbances that seem to plague this particular castle!  You'll dance your way through the party, bang on the drum to get everyone's attention, turn pages EXTRA carefully, and even rock-a-bye the book as you join the fun.  Watch for the special touches in the illustrations that catch you off guard, especially the cat and mouse who try rather valiantly themselves to keep our fire breathing friend asleep, and have a ball, just quietly, as you read through this adorable work with your favorite little readers.


About the author...

Bianca Schulze is the founder and editor of The Children’s Books Review – a resource devoted to children’s literature and literacy. Bianca is also the bestselling author of 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up, an Amazon “Book of the Month” in 2016. She is a reader, reviewer, mother, and children’s book lover. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Bianca now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.


Enter for a chance to win a Don’t Wake the Dragon prize pack!
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
  • A hardcover copy of Don’t Wake the Dragon, autographed by Bianca Schulze.
  • A Kids’ Sleep Training Alarm Clock.
  • A $25 Visa gift card.
Giveaway begins June 29, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends July 27, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.



Special thanks to The Children's Book Review for the chance to bring this tour to you and to Bianca for the copy for review! (THANKS!) For more information on this author, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links above.

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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