My older children are 9 year old twin boys and, while they enjoy a variety of books, they really love a good adventure. They can both read very well on their own but they still indulge me in nightly read alouds....it is my favorite time of day.
We just recently finished up a book by Iain Reading called The Dragon of the Month Club that they thoroughly enjoyed and I am excited to share it with you today. Here is the scoop...
The Dragon Of The Month Club is the exciting first installment in a new book series that tells the story of Ayana Fall and Tyler Travers, two best friends who stumble across an extraordinarily magical book and soon find themselves enrolled as members of a very special and exclusive club - The Dragon of the Month Club.
On the thirteenth of every month a new dragon conjuring spell is revealed and the two friends attempt to summon the latest Dragon of the Month. The varieties are almost endless: Air Dragons, Paper Dragons, Fog Dragons, Waterfall Dragons, Rock Dragons, Tree Dragons - not to mention special bonus dragons for all the major holidays, including a particularly prickly Holly Dragon for Christmas.
But one day when a conjuring spell somehow goes wrong Ayana and Tyler find themselves unexpectedly drawn into a fantastical world of adventure based on the various books scattered all across Tyler's messy bedroom. Travelling from one book-inspired world to the next with nothing to rely on but their wits and a cast of strange and exotic dragons at their disposal they must try to somehow find their way home again.
Drawing inspiration from some of literature's most memorable stories - from 19th century German folktales to the streets of Sherlock Holmes's London - the adventures of Ayana and Tyler bring these classic stories to life in delightfully strange and unexpected ways. Filled with fascinating detail and non-stop action these books will spark the imaginations of readers of all ages to inspire a life-long love of reading and seeking out books that are just a little bit off the beaten track.
Our Thoughts: Well, this book certainly fed the needs of my adventure loving boys! What a great book! Sometimes the books they choose are not my favorites to read aloud (sorry guys!) but this tale was just so well done that I think I enjoyed the tale as much as they did.
The book starts out with two ordinary kids but we soon learn their lives are about to get a whole lot less ordinary! The boys loved hearing about the different dragons and the ways they were able to help them along their journeys. The descriptions of the dragons made them fun and endearing and the boys couldn't wait to see which would be conjured next. The book also exposed the kids to lots of new and interesting places and "new to them" characters like Sherlock Holmes. Every night when I would close the book both boys would beg for "just a little more" which is a ringing endorsement for a wonderful book!
The author has crafted the beginning of a series that is so engaging and exciting that it is sure to capture even the most prickly of young readers. I would absolutely recommend The Dragon of the Month Club to the kiddos in your life who have a hard time sticking with a book or tell you "reading is boring". Iain Reading has proven with The Dragon of the Month Club, that reading is your ticket into a most wonderful adventure!
To get your copy visit Amazon here...
I am so pleased to tell you that the publisher is giving one lucky Reviewed by Mom reader a copy of The Dragon of the Month Club! To enter please use this Rafflecopter link....a Rafflecopter giveaway