Book Review + Giveaway: Tell the Truth, Dragon!

Title: Tell the Truth, Dragon! | Author: Bianca Schulze | Illustrator: Samara Hardy | Genre: Picture Book | Publisher: Clever Publishing  | Release Date: November 2022 | ISBN: 9781954738034

Publisher’s Book Summary: Acknowledging and owning up to a mistake is a very difficult task for children—and it’s not always easy for adults, either! In this most recent installment of the popular Dragon series from Clever, Tell the Truth, Dragon introduces a situation in which Dragon blames someone else for the mistake she makes. Gentle text prompts readers to encourage Dragon to tell the truth and apologize for her mistake, even though it’s a tough thing to do. Dragon realizes her mistake and offers an apology—and then more than makes up for it!

Designed to be a read-aloud, parents will take pleasure in the playful text as much as children will enjoy following the prompts to interact with Dragon. The whimsical and colorful illustrations enable the dragon to jump off the page and will delight readers with her personality on every page.

My Thoughts: In the fourth instalment of the delightful Dragon series, a scrumptious cake takes centre stage and Dragon just can’t resist. Try as they might, the chefs can’t keep Dragon from taking a bite of the cake before it’s time. Can young readers help keep the cake safe until it’s time to celebrate?

With fun word play and a wonderful use of language, children and adults alike will smile through this enchanting book and an all too easy to relate to scenario. The text is cleverly interactive — asking kids to participate in cake making, search for a good hiding place and distract the dragon while hiding the cake. The colourful, emotive illustrations bring another lively layer to this wonderful story with loads of details to discover. No crumb is left unturned in the writing and even the dedication is charmingly tied to cake, yum! For aspiring bakers, little fibbers and anyone who loves frosting, Tell the Truth, Dragon! is a fun book to read together with a subtle, but important, message that even the youngest children will comprehend. A lovely book for gift giving…especially where cake is involved!

About the Author: Bianca Schulze is the founder and editor of The Children’s Books Review – a resource devoted to children’s literature and literacy. Bianca is also the bestselling author of 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up, an Amazon “Book of the Month” in 2016. She is a reader, reviewer, mother, and children’s book lover. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Bianca now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

For more information, visit biancaschulze.com

About the Illustrator: Samara Hardy is an illustrator and designer who has created artwork for clients across the globe for greetings cards, stationery, homewares, children’s books, and much more.

For more information, visit samarahardy.com


Giveaway: Enter for a chance to win a 4-book set of the Dragon series—including a copy of Tell the Truth, Dragon! autographed by Bianca Schulze—a framed ‘Growing Readers’ print illustrated by Samara Hardy, and a $50 Bookshop.org gift card!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

– An autographed 4-Book Set of the Dragon series, including:

Don’t Wake the Dragon, signed by Bianca Schulze

Just Be Yourself, Dragon, signed by Bianca Schulze

Who Loves the Dragon?, signed by Bianca Schulze

Tell the Truth, Dragon, signed by Bianca Schulze

– A framed ‘Growing Readers’ illustration by Samara Hardy (Art Size: 7″ x 7″, Final Frame Size: 12.88″ × 12.88″)

– A $50 Bookshop.org gift card

Two (2) winners receive:

– A copy of Tell the Truth, Dragon, signed by Bianca Schulze

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Or click here for the entry form: https://www.thechildrensbookreview.com/2022/11/tell-the-truth-dragon-by-bianca-schulze-awareness-tour. Good luck!

Tour Schedule

Thursday, November 3, 2022
The Children’s Book Review
A book review of Tell the Truth, Dragon!

Friday, November 4, 2022
The Fairview Review
A book review of Tell the Truth, Dragon!

Monday, November 7, 2022
Celebrate with Picture Book
A book review of Tell the Truth, Dragon!

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Writer with Wanderlust
A book review of Tell the Truth, Dragon!

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
icefairy’s Treasure Chest
A book review of Tell the Truth, Dragon!

Thursday, November 10, 2022
The Review Wire
A book review of Tell the Truth, Dragon!

Friday, November 11, 2022
The Momma Spot
A book review of Tell the Truth, Dragon!

Monday, November 14, 2022
Imagination Soup
An interview with Bianca Schulze

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Some the Wiser
A book review of Tell the Truth, Dragon!

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Happily Ever Elephants
A book review of Tell the Truth, Dragon!

Thursday, November 17, 2022
Dad Suggests
A book review of Tell the Truth, Dragon!

Friday, November 18, 2022
Me Two Books
A Tell the Truth, Dragon! book activity

Monday, November 21, 2022
Lisa’s Reading
A book review of Tell the Truth, Dragon!

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
J.R.s Book Reviews
A book review of Tell the Truth, Dragon!

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
A book review of Tell the Truth, Dragon!

Monday, November 27, 2022
Simply 7
An interview with Bianca Schulze

A sincere thank you to the author for a review copy of the book read in partnership with The Children’s Book Review.