Writing about Reading: Dandelions & Dragons

July 31, 2013 § 1 Comment

dragon-princess-2-sally-balfanyPrincess Dandelion isn’t the fairest of them all. That title belongs to her younger sister, Rosebud. Rosebud never lacks for suitors, but they are all (in Dandelion’s opinion) idiots. However, there are no idiots vying for Dandelion’s hand, which frustrates her father, the King. Eventually tiring of her father’s ridiculous plan to find her a husband, Dandelion strikes out on her own …

Full disclosure: Sherry Spurlock is a very dear friend. Nevertheless, I honestly think her children’s book, Dandelions & Dragons, is a wonderful fantasy short for kids, with enough mature humor that adults will enjoy it, too. And it’s got a great message: girls don’t have to sit around waiting for boys to rescue them; they are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves and finding their own happily ever after.

Dandelions & Dragons is a story begging for the full illustrated children’s book treatment. I would love to see it enhanced with lush, colorful artwork. But even without, it’s a great tale that belongs at every little girl’s bedside. And every little boy’s, come to think of it.


§ One Response to Writing about Reading: Dandelions & Dragons

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 )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google 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 )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading Writing about Reading: Dandelions & Dragons at Kicking the Pants.


%d bloggers like this: