Dragons Are Real

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Dragons are Real

A Virtual Book Tour





Childhood is supposed to full of fun, creative thought, fantasy. Often times, kids are presented with opportunities to learn through books so quickly that the books focused on fantasy get pushed aside.  This seems to be true particularly for boys today.  As soon as they show an interest in books parents are quick to point to non-fiction books focused on science, outdoor activities, sports. 

I know from experience this is often because little boys quickly show interest in such things.  And getting boys to read books is a huge success, so we do not worry too much about the topics.  

The thing is, fantasy deserves a place on the bookshelves of our kiddos, and yes even our boys.  And that is why I am so excited to share this wonderful fantasy book for your kids today.  This book is full of dragons, and what they are really like.  It is the perfect addition to any home library, particularly if you have a boy or two under your roof, and want their imaginations to soar a little. 

I hope you enjoy this stop on the tour.  Make sure to make it to the end of the post to enter the giveaway!

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About the Book



Title: Dragons are Real | Author: Valarie Budayr | Illustrator: Michael Welply Publisher: Audrey Press | Publication Date: May 5, 2016 | Genre: Children's Picture Book Number of Pages: 32


Book Description:


What if I told you that all of the fairy tales, myths, and legends that have been told about dragons over the years are WRONG? What if I told you that Dragons are indeed REAL and that they are different than you've ever imagined? Did you know that Dragons are the master of disguises? Did you know that they love sugar and sweets (at unacceptable levels) and will do anything for treats? Award-winning author Valarie Budayr brings us this fairly true story based on her childhood friendship with a REAL live Dragon.




Take a look inside the book...








About the Author: Valarie Budayr



Award Winning and Bestselling author, Valarie Budayr inspires children and adults alike to experience their books through play, discovery, and adventure via engaging extension activities on her popular website, www.jumpintoabook.com.

Valarie is the co-founder of Multicultural Children's Book Day , #ReadYourWorld, a celebration of diverse and cultural kid-lit shared with over 98 million people on January 27th. Her foundation puts hundreds of books into the hands of children in rural and intercity areas. 

Valarie's other best-selling and award-winning titles are The Fox Diaries: The Year the Foxes Came to our Garden, The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and A Year in the Secret Garden.







Michael Welply was born in London in 1948. The family moved to Winnipeg, Canada, in 1950. He studied art in Winnipeg and then in Paris, but his idea of living from the sales of his paintings is somewhat compromised by the lack of buyers. He started his career as an illustrator in 1977 in London. In 1981, he returned to live in France with his American wife and their two children. Since then he has worked for publishers in both Europe and North America. To date, he has illustrated over 80 books and more than 100 covers, in a wide range of subjects extending from detailed non-fiction to juvenile and adult fiction in the realms of fantasy, mythology, science fiction and fairy tales.







Blog Tour Giveaway


Prize: One winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card or $100 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice 
Giveaway ends: May 30, 11:59 pm, 2016 
Open to: Internationally 
How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Valarie Budayr and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.

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