Today, we're helping Penguin Young Readers bring awareness to Autistic and Sensory learning. Reading is a great way to stimulate the brain and help children learn comprehension and concentration skills. We're featuring my review of Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon written by Melissa Marr and illustrated by Lena Podesta. It's one that will take preschoolers on an adventure and allow their imaginations to soar.



~ Review & Post Contributed By Bethany Wicker Facebook Manager/Staff Reviewer~




Meet Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon!

A dauntless lass and a hyperactive dragon learn to keep pace with each other as they forge a friendship.

Baby Dragon loves to swoop and soar through the kingdom, which can cause quite a stir. But one little girl is up for the challenge of spending the day with Baby Dragon, and the two embark upon an exciting journey through the kingdom, where they run and race and climb and explore--and eventually even take the time to relish a quiet moment.



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~ Review ~ 


In BABY DRAGON, BABY DRAGON, an energetic little girl meets a baby dragon who likes to zip all over. She rushes to keep up with him, so she can join him on his all his adventures. Before they know it, they become friends who even nap together and the little girl sees things from new perspectives thanks to the dragon.

BABY DRAGON, BABY DRAGON is all about adventure and friendship between a little girl and a dragon. The illustrations are both adorable and engaging. I love how the dragon notices the girl and stops running ahead. Instead, they start doing things together. I love the simplicity of the story and it's perfect for preschoolers who love dragons.

Final Verdict:

I would recommend this to fans of dragons, adventure, and unlikely friendships. This would be a great book for storytime, especially with how popular dragons have become!



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Meet Melissa Marr!

Melissa Marr also wrote the picture book Bunny Roo, I Love You. She writes fiction for adults, teens, and children. Her books have been translated into twenty-eight languages and have been bestsellers internationally as well as on the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists in the United States. She is best known for the Wicked Lovely series for teens and the Graveminder series for adults. She lives in Arizona with her ever-growing list of children and pets.


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Meet Lena Podesta! 

Lena Podesta is an illustrator, animator, and story artist, and Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon! is her first picture book. She has worked as an artist in the animation industry on various TV, commercial, and feature film projects. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and sons. You can usually find her there, drawing pictures for kids and grown-ups, in her secret hideout, which is at the bottom of a volcano.






Check out the other posts in the Autism and Sensory Learning Campaign.




June 4 – What’s a Kid to Read – Review + Instagram

June 5 – Bookoholic Mom – Creative Instagram Picture

June 6 – Little Earthling Blog – Helping kids understand and embrace their differences

June 7 – Bookwormommyof3 – Creative Instagram Picture



June 11 – Inspiration Laboratories – Dragon themed sensory activity

June 12 – YA Books Central – Review + Instagram Content

June 13 – Dream Reader Kids – Review + Picture

June 14 – Miss M’s Kindergarten – Hyperactivity in young students and building awareness



June 18 – Kid Lit Frenzy – Author Guest Post: Her inspiration, research process, and recommended resources

June 19 – For Mommy’s Dragons – Listicle: Top 5 Reasons why I love the series

June 20 – Happily Ever Elephants – Listicle: Picture Books with/about Neurodiverse characters

June 21 – Picturebookplaydate – Creative Instagram Picture