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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Make Waves Blog Tour (review & giveaway)

Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Make Waves 
By Lauren H. Kerstein 
Illustrated by Nate Wragg 
June 1, 2019 
Two Lions 

It’s summertime, and you’re invited for a rollicking day at the pool with Charlie and his pet dragon (and best friend!), Rosie. But be careful—swimming with a dragon can be, um, challenging. As Rosie and Charlie blow bubbles (don’t forget your umbrella!), practice flutter kicks (watch out for tidal waves!), and offer shoulder rides (hang on tight!), Rosie proves that dragons make the most fun pets ever. Now if only Charlie can keep Rosie’s attention focused on the rules at the pool and NOT on her gummy snacks (you know, the ones that cause stinky dragon breath!)…Grab your towels and sunscreen and join Rosie and Charlie for a fun-filled summer adventure! 

Praise for Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Make Waves 

“The digital illustrations are bright, playful, and attractive, well suited to the story…There are some young dragon lovers and fans of mischief who will revel in this silly romp.” —Kirkus Reviews 

“Kerstein's playful story about friendship, patience, and responsibility for a pet is nicely matched by Wragg's bold, colorful illustrations, rendered in blocky shapes and a vivid color palette. New pet owners are the natural choice for this one, but kids with younger siblings might appreciate it, too.” – Booklist 

Charlie and his best friend, Rosie the Dragon, are headed to the pool for a day of fun and relaxation...but will Rosie’s big appetite, larger than life personality, and fondness for stinky snacks get in the way of their fun? 

Lauren H. Kerstein’s Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Make Waves is a delightful, sunshiny picture book, perfect for summertime reading fun. Kerstein gives little readers an absolutely giggle-inducing story about a loyal little boy and his awesome dragon. Rosie makes a big splash at the pool and little readers will love diving head first into her silly, amusing mishaps and mayhem. Nate Wragg’s sweetly rendered illustrations, so full of bright summer colors, lively action, and diverse characters, perfectly capture this funtastic tale. 

Rosie and Charlie are an irresistible and unforgettable duo who little readers will want to join again and again, all summer long! 

Lauren H. Kerstein is an author and psychotherapist. She is a Jersey girl at heart who, as a child, loved underwater handstands and slurping cherry Italian ice at the pool. Lauren currently lives in Colorado with her husband, Josh; their, daughters, Sarah and Danielle; and Hudson, the dog. Learn more about the author at 
Twitter: @LaurenKerstein Instagram: laurenkerstein 

Nate Wragg works as a production designer and illustrator for animation and book projects. His animation projects include Ratatouille, Toy Story 3, and Captain Underpants.  He is the illustrator of a number of popular picture books, including At the Old Haunted House, written by Helen Ketteman. He lives in Southern California with his family. Learn more at 

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Danielle H. said...

Dragons are so much fun and this makes this book even more inviting for a child who is trying to learn a new skill.

Dan Denman said...

The book cover is colorful and fun! The story and characters sound great!