Monday, May 23, 2016

Dragons are Real with a $100 Giveaway!

Dragons Are Real
Blog Tour with a
$100 Giveaway!

About the Book:

Title: Dragons are Real | Author: Valarie Budayr | Illustrator: Michael Welply | Publisher: Audrey Press | Publication Date: May 5, 2016 | Genre: Children's Picture Book | Number of Pages: 32

Amazon Book Description:

What if I told you that all of the fairy tales, myths and legends that have been told about dragons over the years are WRONG? What if I told you that Dragons are indeed REAL and that they are different than you've ever imagined ? Did you know that Dragons are the master of disguises? Did you know that they love sugar and sweets (at unacceptable levels) and will do anything for treats? Award winning author Valarie Budayr brings us this fairly true story based on her childhood friendship with a REAL live Dragon.

Take a peek inside the book...

My Review:

Dragons are Real is a fun and vivid picture book that will spark a child's imagination. Amanda had three things that she liked about this book: 1.) she thought that it was very funny, 2.) she enjoyed finding the dragons hidden in the pictures, and 3.) she liked that the dragons had human characteristics. When I was finished reading to her, she began imagining the dragons that were hiding in the room. She even said that I was the dragon who wrote the book in a mom disguise.

I also thought the story was funny and I loved the stunning illustrations. It was an engaging tale that had us both entertained. I highly recommend this book for boys and girls ages 4 - 9.

About the Author:
Valarie Budayr

Award Winning and Best-selling author, Valarie Budayr inspires children and adults alike to experience their books through play, discovery, and adventure via engaging extension activities on her popular website: Jump Into a Book

Valarie is co-founder of Multi-cultural Children's Book Day,  #ReadYourWorld, a celebration of diverse and cultural kid-lit shared with over 98 million people on January 27th. Her foundation puts hundreds of books into the hands of children in rural and intercity areas: Multi Cultural Children's Book Day

Valarie's other best-selling and award winning titles are: The Fox Diaries: The Year the Foxes Came to our Garden, The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and A Year in the Secret Garden.

About the Illustrator:
Michael Welply

Michael Welply was born in London in 1948. The family moved to Winnipeg, Canada, in 1950. He studied art in Winnipeg and then in Paris, but his idea of living from the sales of his paintings is somewhat compromised by the lack of buyers. He started his career as an illustrator in 1977 in London. In 1981 he returned to live in France with his American wife and their two children. Since then he has worked for publishers in both Europe and North America. To date he has illustrated over 80 books and more than 100 covers, in a wide range of subjects extending from detailed non-fiction to juvenile and adult fiction in the realms of fantasy, mythology, science fiction and fairy tales.

Blog Tour Giveaway!

Prize: One winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card or
$100 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice
Giveaway ends: May 30, 11:59 pm, 2016
Open to: Internationally
How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Valarie Budayr and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to

Dislosure: I received a free digital copy of this book for my honest review.

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