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Weepy the Dragon Paperback – May 17, 2012
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J.J. Hebert is also the founder of MindStir Media (mindstirmedia.com), a self-publishing and book marketing company. When he's not busy writing his next book, he's busy helping authors self-publish their work and offering personalized guidance along the way.
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J.J. Hebert is also the founder of MindStir Media (www.mindstirmedia.com). MindStir Media is a self-publishing and book marketing company headquartered in Portsmouth, NH. When J.J. is not busy writing his next book, he's busy providing mentoring and self-publishing services via MindStir Media.
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Top Customer Reviews
a dragon by its cover. It also shows how cruel words can harm even a dragon whose only fault is being good and kind. Weepy is determined to try and be a dragon like the rest but in the end Weepy wins and is shown he can be liked for who he is and just the way he is.
I'm sorry to disappoint you folks that have given this book 5 stars, but I must advise parents to read this book before either reading it to their children or giving it to a child to read. The overall story is entertaining and could be considered uplifting if it were not for the brief and cruel interaction between Weepy and his father. If it weren't for that, the other situations would all create opportunities for dialog with children and allow for healthy and constructive lessons.
Sure life can be tough, and I don't believe that shielding children from all of life's pain is advisable, or even possible, but I do believe that unless the text is purpose written for dealing with special circumstances (and by that I mean something written by a child psychologist for the specific purpose of dealing with childhood trauma), no benefit can come from reading that sort of scenario to a child. The young mind isn't going to be uplifted or inspired by a story that features the protagonist being cast out by a parent in such a hurtful and abrupt manner. The most important "lesson" the young mind is going to retain is the "reality" that a failure on their part might end with the total withdrawal of love, and ostracism, by their parent(s). That is most certainly not a scenario or conversation that I would willingly introduce my children to.
Weepy the Dragon like many children’s book is not long but does provide the reader a great reading experience to share with a child. The book has beautiful illustrations thanks to the great work done by Ed Jones. The illustrations capture the moments in the book masterfully and provide a great visual to go with the story.
The books opening helps to introduce the reader to a story that took place long before the digital age. A period before children, and adults, get their scares from movies and the internet. Instead the book is set in a world where dragons are the scare creatures. Their long scaly bodies, large teeth and fire breathing are mentioned in this opening. Along with the mention of the dangers there is an exception to the fule and that dragon is Weepy.
The story is told in such a manner that it is not hard for a child, and adults, to find the story interesting. It tells how Weepy is different from the rest of the dragons and must do what he can to fit into this world. The illustrations that accompany the passages are well done and tell the story almost by themselves. They allow for a child’s imagination to take the words read and see them in pictures to engage them more.
Books like Weepy the Dragon are what I consider the type of book that will help start a child on their way to love reading. The story is told thoughtful enough it will engage a child, and the illstrations add to that build. As I believe it is important to encourage reading early this is a book that will hopefully start a young reader to want to read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter is absolutely nuts over dragons and so we had to buy Weepy the Dragon. What a perfect story for my girl and for all children. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
By Evelyn Gresham
I am a director and teacher at a daycare center, and I love to introduce quality books to the classrooms. Read more
I think it's a great childrens book, the illustrations are colourful and catchy. For me it show's you don't have to be like everyone else to be liked. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Myrtle J. Abel
The first thing that attracted me to this book was the illustrations. My kids loved them as well which helped them become interested in learning more. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Rachel Horon
Great little read for kids with a subtextual message about acceptance and difference give a great moment I'm sure after the read for discussion at an age-appropriate level about... Read morePublished 12 months ago by CC
This was a lovely book that portrays the life of a dragon who at first tries to be like everyone else but then realizes he is different and goes on a journey of acceptance. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jeanette S.
Delightful story! Weepy the Dragon lets readers know that it's okay to cry. Great illustrations!Published 12 months ago by Tammie Reese
A great story about it being ok to be different- my 6 year old loved it and we read it often.Published 14 months ago by SeaBean
The illustrations in this picture book are absolutely wonderful. Weepy, the dragon, is an endearing character. Jones effectively demonstrates the little dragon’s dilemma. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Bonnie Ferrante