Saturday, May 25, 2019

Kid Konnection: Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Make Waves

Every weekend, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekly feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you a fun picture book that's perfect for summer reading!

Summary: It’s summertime, and you’re invited for a rollicking day at the pool with Charlie and his pet dragon (and best friend!), Rosie. But be careful—swimming with a dragon can be, um, challenging. As Rosie and Charlie blow bubbles (don’t forget your umbrella!), practice flutter kicks (watch out for tidal waves!), and offer shoulder rides (hang on tight!), Rosie proves that dragons make the most fun pets ever. Now if only Charlie can keep Rosie’s attention focused on the rules at the pool and NOT on her gummy snacks (you know, the ones that cause stinky dragon breath!)…Grab your towels and sunscreen and join Rosie and Charlie for a fun-filled summer adventure! -- Two Lions

ROSIE THE DRAGON AND CHARLIE MAKE WAVES by Lauren H. Kerstein and illustrated by Nate Wragg is a cute picture book about what happens when a little boy Charlie and his pet dragon Rosie go to the swimming pool. As you can certainly imagine, there are some challenges associated with taking a dragon to a community pool!

Charlie does his best to treat Rosie like a normal friend at the pool. Rosie practices blowing bubbles and kicking (much to the dismay of the other people swimming). However, Rosie only has eyes for her gummy snacks... which just happen to give her stinky dragon breath! It's a fun day at the swimming pool for these two friends.

ROSIE THE DRAGON AND CHARLIE MAKE WAVES is a funny book that kids will love. Rosie and Charlie aren't exactly typical friends, but they do manage to have a great time at the swimming pool. Kids can follow their adventures as Rosie practices blowing bubbles in the kiddie pool and causes major waves when she jumps into the pool. The pictures of the reactions of the other people at the pool are hilarious, especially when they need umbrellas to protect themselves. But the truly funny part is when Rosie manages to "sneak" her gummy skunks!

I really appreciated the illustrations in this book. The characters are adorable and the pictures are bright and colorful. My favorite picture is when Rosie surprises Charlie with her bad breath. The look (and color) on Charlie's face are so funny!

I think ROSIE THE DRAGON AND CHARLIE MAKE WAVES is a great book about two unlikely friends... and it's ideal for summer reading!

Thanks to Blue Slip Media for providing a review copy of this book.

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!


bermudaonion said...

This looks like the perfect book for summer!

MicB said...

What a great book! We love Rosie and Charlie so much.