Mymcbooks's Blog

Keepsake that Educates!

Book Review/ Giveaway: Wordsworth and the Dragon. Ends May 3rd


Wordworth and the Dragon

 

Wordsworth and the Dragon by Scotti Cohn, illustrated by Christina Wald

About the Book: The Kingdom of Atoz is thrown into a panic when the letter C disappears from the Royal Alphabet. No one can say or write the letter, and it has vanished from all the books in the kingdom. Sir Clooney becomes Sir Looney. A sign in a bakery window offers “akes” and “fresh baked pie rust.” The librarian, Lord Reading, tries to recite his favorite poem but the lines come out all wrong. “A terrible rime has been ommitted!” he wails. A young page named Wordsworth believes that the letter C was stolen by a dragon. Seeing a chance to prove himself worthy of knighthood, he heads into the Forest of Spells to fight the dragon and recover the missing letter. Wordsworth isn’t acting alone. He has the help of Phrasia, the local witch; Klause, a goat-like creature called a cavabok; and his friend, Princess Rho, who has a secret power. But will that be enough? What will happen when Wordsworth has to face not only a dragon but a gang of large, mean creatures called muddletonques? Who will protect him? http://www.scotticohn.com/

 

My Review: Wordsworth is a Page for the King of Atoz, King Omicron. Wordsworth is working toward becoming a Knight.

When the royal alphabet letter C was stolen the King wanted to know how as the royal alphabet is three feet tall and made of the heaviest wood in the kingdom, and is guarded night and day in the tallest tower. The King asked Sir Clooney to summon all the knights to hunt down the thief. This was a terrible day for the kingdom of Atoz. People are unable to speak or write the letter. The word crime becomes rime, Sir Clooney becomes Sir Looney, Cookies becomes ookies, and everyone in the kingdom started pronouncing words without a C. And they were making sounds they had not made before.

Wordsworth is convinced that a Dragon must have stolen the letter C from the Royal Alphabet and so he plans out on his own quest to find the Dragon and recover the stolen letter. Was Wordsworth able to find the letter C? Did a dragon really steal the alphabet?

I really enjoyed reading Wordsworth and the Dragon and I think every child will love reading it too. The pencil like illustration by Christina Wald helped bring the story to life. So if you are looking for a book full of adventures, then pick up a copy and take a trip with Wordsworth. I highly recommend this book.

 

 

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

Pages: 80

 

 

 

 

Giveaway Rules

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

There will be 1 winner.

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends May , 3rd

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

Mandatory: Leave a comment about the review below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

Please HELP promote this book on your blog, twitter, pinterest or facebook. Thanks.

Giveaway Guidelines and Disclaimer  

Winners are selected via Random and notified by email. You have 48 hours to respond;

If no response, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner is chosen.

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #2 – Alyn Yang

April 14, 2014 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , ,

25 Comments »

  1. I think the review gave a very clear description of the book and encourages me to want to read it with my grandson.

    Comment by Michele Behlen | April 14, 2014 | Reply

    • Thank you for commenting, Michele! It’s a fun book to read out loud!

      Comment by Scotti Cohn | April 15, 2014 | Reply

  2. I always want to get my hand on any book that has to do with dragons. My son actually enjoys them too!

    Comment by Alyn Yang | April 14, 2014 | Reply

    • Thank you for commenting, Alyn. I love dragons, too. And the dragon in this book has a great personality!

      Comment by Scotti Cohn | April 15, 2014 | Reply

    • Congratulations on winning the book, Alyn! I will mail it to you soon.

      Comment by Scotti Cohn | May 4, 2014 | Reply

  3. Hello! The book looks like it would be fun to read to my nephew and review the alphabet in a drama setting. He loves books and would enjoy this dragon tale. Thanks for the opportunity to win this delightful story the author so thoughtfully penned and filled with a great deal of effort!

    Comment by Tamara | April 14, 2014 | Reply

    • Thank you for leaving a comment, Tamara! I had the idea for a story about a missing letter from the alphabet many years ago. It’s fun to see it finally become a book!

      Comment by Scotti Cohn | April 15, 2014 | Reply

  4. Wordsworth and the Dragon by Scotti Cohn, illustrated by Christina Wald, Oh my they took the letter “C” this book about Wordsworth, who is a Page for the King of Atoz, King Omi_ronthe, Wordsworth really wants to be a knight and he needs to help solve the _rime of who took the letter “C” was it a dragon, we really need to find out be_ause you need the letter “C” to say a lot of different words,

    Comment by Dorothy Teel | April 15, 2014 | Reply

    • Thank you for leaving a comment, Dorothy! I love what you wrote. You are lucky you don’t have a C in your name, aren’t you? I would be Sotti Ohn and the book’s illustrator would be Hristina Wald!

      Comment by Scotti Cohn | April 15, 2014 | Reply

  5. This was a lovely review. My children would thoroughly enjoy this book (as would I). We love laughing and this story would surely bring laughter into the home. My name would definitely be a disaster, as it’s Michelle. Oh no. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

    Comment by michellewillms2013 | April 15, 2014 | Reply

    • Hello “Mihelle”! Oh, I don’t know. That’s not too bad. 🙂

      Comment by Scotti Cohn | April 17, 2014 | Reply

  6. What a darling story! I can see this being beneficial to children who struggle with enunciating words. Great review!

    Comment by Lisa Weidknecht | April 15, 2014 | Reply

    • Thank you for your comment, Lisa. You’re right. Great idea!

      Comment by Scotti Cohn | April 17, 2014 | Reply

  7. It sounds like a cute book to read to little ones. I think your review is well written. Luckily, my first name has no C’s, but my blog’s name without the C makes it into quite a tongue twister! 😀

    Comment by Danielle Royalegacy | April 15, 2014 | Reply

    • As the palace librarian finds out, a lot of things sound very wrong without the letter C. For example, the word “charming” becomes “harming!” Thank you for leaving a comment.

      Comment by Scotti Cohn | April 17, 2014 | Reply

  8. My son has been into dragons recently. I’m sure he’ll sit still for this one.

    Comment by Lexie Lane | April 16, 2014 | Reply

    • Dash the dragon is quite an interesting fellow. I think your son would like him.

      Comment by Scotti Cohn | April 17, 2014 | Reply

  9. How creative…or should I say ‘reative’? It must have been fun thinking up phrases to illustrate the importance of the letter C. I think my grandkids would enjoy this as a bedtime story.

    Comment by tmy56 | April 16, 2014 | Reply

    • It was fun — but also challenging to make sure that I didn’t accidentally leave the letter C in a word when I should remove it. Thank you for leaving a comment!

      Comment by Scotti Cohn | April 17, 2014 | Reply

  10. My grandson’s favorite song has always been the Alphabet song and what little boy doesn’t love dragons! This would be the perfect book for us to read together!

    Comment by Carol M | April 16, 2014 | Reply

    • In the Kingdom of Atoz, the Alphabet song is the national anthem! Thanks for your comment, Carol!

      Comment by Scotti Cohn | April 17, 2014 | Reply

  11. This book sounds very cute and so perfect for my 7 year old. I will note this down for our next book store visit.

    Comment by smashbravo | April 17, 2014 | Reply

    • Hello! Thank you for leaving a comment. The best (maybe the only?) place to buy Wordsworth and the Dragon is at Amazon.com. You can get a print version or Kindle version.

      Comment by Scotti Cohn | April 17, 2014 | Reply

  12. The thought of a dragon stealing a letter of the alphabet is very funny. I tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter at https://twitter.com/likwan/status/462623719769133056.

    Comment by Lily Kwan | May 3, 2014 | Reply

    • Thank you for leaving a comment, Lily!

      Comment by Scotti Cohn | May 4, 2014 | Reply


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: