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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Double Review and Giveaway: The Little Dragon by Sheri Fink and The Grossest Picture Book Ever by Derek Taylor Kent

The Little Dragon 
(The Little Series) 
By Sheri Fink 
Illustrations by Lynx Studios 
Whimsical World  

The Little Dragon loves to dance in his magical meadow. When he discovers that he’s not alone, he experiences the overpowering emotions of fear, embarrassment, and anger for the first time. Through a series of heartwarming missteps, he learns the value of being open to sharing instead of isolating himself. This enchanting story helps kids recognize and express their big feelings in healthy ways, and teaches us all that dancing and life are better with friends. 

Themes include: Emotions, Anger, Embarrassment, Fear, Feelings, Self-Confidence, Friendship, and Sharing 


The Little Dragon loves to dance in his special meadow, but when he discovers that someone is watching him and giggling, he starts to feel emotions he’s never felt before. Embarrassed, anxious, and a little angry, the Little Dragon sets out to make sure no one enters his meadow, but he soon learns that there may be a better way to deal with his emotions...and he may make a few new friends in the process. 

Sheri Fink’s The Little Dragon is another cute and sparkling book in her picture book The Little Series. Through charming storytelling, fun text, and an endearing main character, the author crafts a darling tale full of magic, whimsy, and sweetly delivered valuable lessons. 

Fink does a great job of exploring big emotions (fear, embarrassment, anger, and anxiety) in captivating, age-appropriate ways that little readers will easily grasp. And readers familiar with animated movies/shows, will be delighted by the brightly colored and engaging illustrations. Lynx Studios wonderfully brings The Little Dragon and his beautiful home to life and perfectly captures the enchanting atmosphere Fink has spun. 

The Little Dragon, with its adorable hero; meaningful story; and great illustrations is sure to dazzle and amuse readers of all ages! 

Sheri Fink is an inspirational speaker, a #1 best-selling author, a mermaid who believes in magic, and the president of Whimsical World. 

Whimsical World is an empowering brand created by #1 best-selling authors and inspirational speakers, Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent. Whimsical World’s mission is to inspire, delight, and educate children of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem and high achievement. 

Sheri loves to write (ten books so far!) and travels the world inspiring audiences of all ages to believe in themselves, dream bigger dreams, and take action to live their best lives. She creates books, products, and experiences that empower kids. All of her children’s books were #1 best-sellers, including The Little Rose which was a #1 Amazon Best-seller for over 60 weeks, became the #1 Top-Rated Children’s eBook on Amazon, and was adapted into a stage play. 

CBS Los Angeles selected her as one of the top 3 authors in her local area, a distinction she shares with Dean Koontz. Sheri’s books have been honored with multiple awards, including 3 gold medals in the Readers Favorite International Book Awards. She is a recipient of the prestigious Gold Mom’s Choice Award honoring the best in family friendly entertainment. She was selected as an inspirational beauty by supermodel Cindy Crawford’s “Beauties Give Back” campaign. 

Sheri is an empowering speaker who shares her strategies on overcoming adversity and living life with passion and aliveness as well as her inspirational journey. Her talks focus on authenticity, confidence, and personal empowerment. In addition, Sheri speaks to schools about the importance of kindness, what it takes to be a successful author, and the behind-the-scenes of transforming an idea into a book. 

Sheri Fink has spoken to and inspired thousands of people throughout North America including events for PBS, Barnes and Noble at The Grove, USC, and UCLA, corporations including Macy’s and California Pizza Kitchen, and has keynoted for the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Southern California Writers Conference, the Missouri Writers Guild Annual Conference, the American Association of University Women, and the South Bay Women’s Conference. View testimonials of Sheri’s motivational speaking. 

Sheri and her books have been featured in hundreds of articles, programs, websites, and shows, including on NBC’s The 10! Show, CBS Los Angeles, The Huffington Post, Localista Magazine, Life After 50 Magazine, Conversations Magazine, and Publishers Weekly. Sheri Fink has appeared on the cover of several magazines along with feature articles that inspire readers to believe in themselves and take inspired action to transform their lives. 

Sheri has been honored to participate in pop culture events including Comic Con, the MTV Movie Awards, the Primetime Emmy Awards, Book Expo America, and the People’s Choice Awards. 

Sheri is proud to serve as a spokesperson for several non-profits that help children, including Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the Girl Scouts of America, the South Bay Children’s Health Center, and the Pediatric ICU at Children’s Hospital with The Art of Elysium. Discover more at and 

The Grossest Picture Book Ever 
By Derek Taylor Kent 
Illustrated by Lynx Studios 
Whimsical World 

Welcome to the town of Gross! Here, grossness is just a way of life and everyone loves trying to outgross one another. Roar with laughter while picking up important environmental messages. And don't forget to try our challenge at the end of the book. If you can read it out loud without laughing out loud, you win! No winners yet! 

WARNING: If you experience laughter lasting more than four hours, consult your proctologist immediately. More at 


Poo cars, pet bugs, snot houses, disgusting cuisine...the town of Gross has it all! But this town’s residents are proud to live in the grossest town in the world. To find out why, you must brave The Grossest Picture Book Ever. 

Welp, this is truly the grossest picture book ever...and I mean that in the best, most flattering way possible. The Grossest Picture Book Ever certainly lives up to its title, thanks to Derek Taylor Kent’s wildly amusing way with all things icky, yucky, and just plain gross. Little readers will bust a gut as they gobble up every laugh-out-loud rhyme and fun word choices. Lynx Studios brings this wonderfully gross world to life through engaging, humorous illustrations full of fun, silly details. 

For kids who love their funnies with a side of fart (so pretty much all kids), The Grossest Picture Book Ever is a grosstastic dream come dream. Squeamish readers beware! 

Derek Taylor Kent is an author, screenwriter, performer and director based in Los Angeles. Best known for his children's books, his best-selling, award-winning books are treasured in hundreds of thousands of homes across the world. He and his wife, author Sheri Fink (pictured to the left), are the founders of Whimsical World, an empowering children’s brand that publishes books and produces whimsical merchandise, inspiring entertainment, and magical experiences for children of all ages. 

Win a copy of The Little Dragon or The Grossest Picture Book Ever, plus a signed poster!
Sherri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent have generously offered one copy of the winner's choice. 
-US only
-ends  9/30/19
-winner will be emailed and must claim prize within 48 hours
-Word Spelunking is not responsible for lost, damaged, stolen prizes

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Danielle H. said...

I love books that make me laugh and to be able to share them with my little ones is the best!

Nancy P said...

Sounds like a couple of great books. Thanks.

Dan Denman said...

It sounds disgusting and hilarious! It sounds like fun for the whole family!

LeAnn Harbert said...

My granddaughters will enjoy reading these. They sound like fun books.