Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy Book and Dreams CD Review

picture of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy book

I was thrilled to hear from Imagination Publishing Group about their new book and CD, Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy. My kids love to read books, we read about 6 books per child every day, so I was just as happy to get a new book as they were!

When Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy arrived, it came with some great surprises including Danny stickers, bookmarks, door hangers, pencils, and stickers. These special add-ons are included in all purchases made at DannyTheDragon.com. My kids really enjoy the door hangers and bookmarks, they make them feel ‘grown-up’.

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy Book & Dreams CD Hands-on Review

Before bedtime, I snuggled up with Elijah (5) and Elizabeth (3) to read the book and listen to the CD. The book held their attention from cover to cover.  The story was very creative and kept the kids wanting to know what was going to happen next.

It is a delightful story about a family at the beach, the young boy, Jimmy finds a shell that talks to him, he brings the shell home with him and tries several ways to get the shell to talk again. Finally, at dinnertime, the family is very surprised when the shell talks again and out pops a large and friendly dragon with his side-kick navigator, Skipper. The story goes about the family’s normal everyday activities, incorporating a theme of good manners and respect throughout.

I expected an awesome adventure to occur when the dragon popped out but my kids enjoyed the slower, normal everyday type of setting the book offered. Elijah’s favorite part was when Jimmy sprayed Danny and Skipper with water and they returned to the shell. Elizabeth’s favorite part was when they popped out of the sea shell, which I have to agree was also my favorite part.

The illustrations from Aija Jasuna were whimsical and fit the story well. I was taken aback by how proper the English was throughout the book, this is not something seen often in children literature. It was refreshing. picture of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy

The Dreams Audio CD includes a well narrated version of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy with sound effects. My kids could follow along with the story easily as it kept their attention. There are 10 classical pieces that conclude the CD that Elizabeth has enjoyed falling asleep to for the past several nights. We have also enjoyed listening to this CD during quiet play time in the afternoon this past week. Profits from the Dreams Audio CD go to support research and raise awareness of celiac disease, Columbia University- Celiac Disease Center, Dr. Peter Green.

On a personal note, I thought it was kinda cool that the mommy in the picture had red hair, father had brown, son had light brown, and daughter had blonde, just like my little family.

More on the Author, Tina Turbin

Tina Turbin is a remarkable woman with a passion for families, kids, and education. Danny the Dragon is her latest achievement as an award winning author. As a humanitarian, radio spokes-woman, and author she increases awareness of causes dear to her heart including helping those with allergies, celiac, autistic and how to live Gluten-Free.

Buy Danny the Dragon “Meets Jimmy”

You can purchase Danny the Dragon “Meets Jimmy” book  (hardcover $18.95, softcover $8.95) and Dreams audio CD ($8.95) at DannyTheDragon.com. For no additional charge, your order includes an Autograph, FREE Danny stickers, bookmarks, door hangers, pencils, and stickers! Plus there is Free Shipping for all Domestic Orders.  The book is also available on Amazon by clicking below for only $8.95.

Win Danny the Dragon “Meets Jimmy”  (Closed)

Updated 3/21/10 Winner Announced: Thank you everyone for entering this contest. Katrina, entry #32 is the winner. Congratulations, Katrina. You have 36 hours to respond to the email sent to you.

Imagination Publishing Group has generously offered a Danny the Dragon “Meets Jimmy” soft cover book and Dream Audio CD to one lucky winner!  $18 value

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Stay tuned because on March 15th, I will post a review on the new Danny the Dragon “Meets Jimmy” DVD with an interview with Tina Turbin.

This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Imagination Publishing Group who supplied the products for the review and giveaway.

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59 thoughts on “Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy Book and Dreams CD Review

  1. dianad says:

    The child can keep a journal for adventures. We have a grandson who loves to read which we totally encourage. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  2. Michelle says:

    Grace loves to read, we can always use a good book. The aurthor Tina seems like a very active person in her community of influence.

  3. Elena says:

    Became a fan of Danny the Dragon on Facebook (Elena Shkinder-Gugel) and left a message on the wall.

  4. Katrina says:

    i learned:

    Will you continue to visit schools and libraries?
    We are currently taking our two puppies and dogs through training to become Canine Citizens, a series of classes to allow qualified dogs to attend hospitals. Besides visiting schools and libraries, I will be able to visit ill children with one of the pups and read Danny the Dragon to them. This is just another way I can be out there helping to put a smile on people’s faces and lightening their hearts with some “fun and imagination.”

  5. Deb Schneider says:

    The Danny the Dragon DVD will be released by the publisher mid April 2010 with full sign interpretation!

  6. Merrie L. says:

    I’m a fan of Danny the Dragon on facebook and I left a message on the wall about this post.

  7. Merrie L. says:

    I’m a fan of AkronOhioMoms.com on facebook and I left a message on the wall about this post.

  8. Donna Reisinger says:

    I’m entered in the piggy paint giveaway too for a extra entry. And became a fan of Danny the Dragon and left a comment about this giveaway..

  9. Donna Reisinger says:

    My 4yr old daughter is a bookworm and loves for us to read books to her. She would love this book. Thanks!

  10. Lisa says:

    My kids love reading books. My 5 year old is learning to read at school. This would be great to add to our collection.

  11. Cara says:

    This is a great item!! My boys would LOVE it. I’m entered in the Soda giveaway and the Piggy Paint. I may even go to Amazon and but this item now. Thanks for all the great finds.

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