Thaddeus Whiskers and the Dragon Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00SHV36BE
- Publication date : March 1, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 555 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 115 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1502803526
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,056,489 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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1.) Please learn the difference between lay and lie:
Lay - to put, place, or set
Lie - to recline
2.) Please learn the difference between adverbs and adjectives.
3.) Please learn how to properly use apostrophes for possession:
If a word/name ends in "s" (be it a name ending in "s" or something ending in "s" because it is plural) you only add the apostrophe, not 's. So, it should be Thaddeus' not Thaddeus's. (Even the editor in this browser knows enough to underline that because it's incorrect!) It became particularly tedious in this book because most of the characters' names end in S! There were about two instances where it was done correctly, and those were cases of plural possessive.
Some may find this picky, but for those of us who were properly educated (ok, read: old), it jolts us out of the story. Why would you want to do that to your readers? You're a good storyteller. Don't ruin it with sloppy mechanics. (Or you could just hire a picky old fart like me to proofread for you...)
I loved the story. I loved Thaddeus & Grandious. I love dragon books, but only when the dragons don't get hurt. I like dragons. And Grandious was the stereotypical dragon that I love - gruff, but really good at heart. And the ending... Well, that was poetic justice. Keep writing books like this and I'll keep snatching them up.
Other errors noted:
page 86: That;s
page 82: there ,and
page 70: slank
page 57: sword in fencing class
Don't they use rapiers in fencing, not swords?
page 38: icy as a stone at the bottom of a frozen pond
OK - here I'm being really picky. A pond is frozen at the top but the bottom would remain liquid due to a "quirk" in the density of water. (That's an oversimplification, but I'm sure no one wants a physics lecture in a book review.)
page 13: I tell you what
In my experience, it should be "I'll tell you what"
page 5: the whole thing with the sneezing at the cat only afflicting those with hay fever
Hay fever is a pollen allergy, which has nothing to do with cat dander
Now it was her 10th birthday & Thaddeus was dressed in his best. His nickname was Fluffy.
Hermes (Great palace wizard) gave her a gift as did other royalty.
King Victor III was constantly sneezing.
Grandious (green dragon) passed over the villagers to see how PPL reacted to him.
What were the Mayor Pendleton & Grandious discussing?
What was Josiah (Hermes apprentice) up to?
The rain came in great sheets of water drenching/flooding everyone/everything
Dr. Canby came to see Princess Clarice. He informed King Victor III she was sad.
What did she request?
Mrs. Redmond (royal matchmaker) was also sent for.
Will Princess Clarice, & King Victor III get what they are longing for?
I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.
A very awesome book cover, great hand drawn black/white pictures & proper font & writing style. A very well written children’s fantasy story (book). It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great children’s fantasy movie, an animated cartoon, or better yet a mini TV series. A very easy rating of 5 stars.
Thank you for the free author; BookSends; Amazon Digital Services LLC.; book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
I forget how quickly children's books fly by, and this is the first one I've read in quite some time. I'll start by saying I'm WAY older than the target audience. So my review will reflect an adult's take on it.
Thaddeus is a cute little kitten that has no control over his life that quickly spirals down into craziness. He's taken from his beloved owner and sent far away to be trapped in a cage.
Burke does an amazing job of capturing the mannerisms of a cat, or rather kitten, and showing just how big Thaddeus' world is in comparison to himself. I smiled several times at Thaddeus' antics and thoughts, as they definitely were very cat-like(I say as the owner of two devilish cats).
Though there are a few "darker" moments, they don't last long enough to scare a child(I don't think), which is perfect.
I loved how everything wrapped up and the unique characters, especially the characters of Snickersnout and the wizard(Hermes?).
I read a chapter to my oldest, and her take on it was, "Where'd the bad guy go?" She has a fascination with bad guys and apparently thought Ambrosia needed more scenes. She liked the dragon and the kitty.
I'm sure when she's old enough to read it herself, she'll tell me what she thinks.
For me, it was a little young(duh) and at times I was frustrated with the selfishness of Thaddeus and Clarice(Thaddeus not talking to Grandious, but he'd talk to the rats. And Clarice not caring that half of her court is sneezing their brains out.), but I do realize those are entirely in line with kitten and child behavior. Darn being an adult and expecting everyone to act mature. :D
So I'd rate this 3.5 stars for my personal take on it, but I think a child would enjoy it more and fall absolutely in love with the fluffy kitty and his dragon friend.