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Happy Birthday to you...Cha, Cha, Cha!!!! Yesterday was a wonderful day for one of my best friends and writing buddies, Jodi Moore, author of WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN.

"If you build a perfect sandcastle, a dragon will move in.

And that's exactly what happens to one very lucky boy at the beach. Mom is busy sunbathing and Dad is busy with his book, so the boy and dragon roam the beach together, flying a kite, braving the waves, and roasting marshmallows.

But no one believes him when he shares the news of his magnificent dragon: Mom only hears the roar of the ocean, Dad thinks the dragon feather is a seagull feather, and know-it-all sis claims there's no such thing as a dragon.

That's when the sandwiches mysteriously disappear, claw prints are found in the brownies, and dragon-giggles erupt from the strangest of places. Heh-heh-heh."

                                                                                                                                         Flashlight Press



And if you haven't heard the good news...WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN has been chosen to appear on the SUMMER 2011 KIDS' INDIE NEXT LIST (Inspired Recommendations for Kids From Indie Booksellers)  Woot!!!!!!  


As you can imagine Jodi and her Dragon are very excited.  They aren't the only ones.  My boys had the privilege of being BETA readers for Jodi, so they've been in love with Dragon for a very long time.  Would you like to know what they think?

"It's interesting because it's a mix between fairy tale and reality."
                                        The 10 year old


"I love that the main character is a dragon and oh-oh-oh did you know that Dragon is in the school library now???"
                                         The 8 year old


 I think I may know how that Dragon snuck into school...*wink, wink*

****SPOILER ALERT*****

"I love that at the end, when he made the big giant sand castle...all the dragons started marching in.  That's my favorite."
                                           The 5 and 3/4 year old



Where can you get your very own Dragon?

Barnes & Noble

Amazon

Your Local Book Store

Independent Publishers Group (IPG)

But hurry because if you NEED to have a Dragon NOW--I've heard of several bookstores that have already sold out.  And if your lucky enough to get a Dragon to move in--Jodi has a signed book plate that she can send you.



If you'd like to keep track of all the trouble fun a dragon can get into, you can help Jodi keep an eye on him on Facebook, Goodreads and Twitter.  You can also read her blog, find out about author visits and a whole bunch more on her web site Writer Jodi Moore.

If you get a Dragon, don't forget to come back and tell me all about him!!!!!

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christinenorris
May. 2nd, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
I'll have to look for it - my son is too old for picture books, but now I have to build a collection at my pre-k/k school ;)
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