Monday, May 12, 2014

Review for Ziggersnout by Dale Rensing

A picture book for early readers, Ziggersnout is a story about a little boy learning to skate who finds that things are not as easy as he thinks, but learns to persevere. With the help of the rink manager and the dragon who lives under the ice, Eric discovers that hope, faith and desire can work magic.

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (October 31, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1484997212
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484997215


Ziggersnout is an inspiring story of a boy named Eric who finds a friend that helps him get over his fears. Many children try different sports and struggle with them. Some stick with the sport and some give it up. This story is a wonderful way to help children understand that even if a sport is challenging to learn, sometimes it is worth sticking with it. 

Eric found Ziggersnout to help inspire him. To help him not give up. Children of all ages will be able to relate to Eric's plight, looking for that special something. Though when they look hard enough, they won't find a dragon. No, instead they will find the determination within themselves that will carry them towards their goal. 

This story sends out a wonderful message for children of all ages. The illustrations by Guy Gilchrist and Laurie Tisdel are colorful and eye-catching, connecting with the reader.

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