Dragons Are Real- Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway

Welcome to our stop on the Dragons are Real blog tour!

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The blog tour is coordinated by BeachBoundBooks. Dragons are Real is a charming children’s book written by Valarie Budayr and illustrated by Michael Welply. The tour will run from May 9 – May 30, 2016.

About the Book


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

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.

**My Review**

Dragons are Real is a delightful and whimsical children’s picture book. Both the author and illustrator did a wonderful job bringing the book to life. The dragons in the book are colorful and fun and the boys enjoyed looking through the pictures. They had fun looking through each picture to find a small orange dragon.
The story is fun to read and I really enjoyed reading about how real dragons act. I also loved the font. I think the fonts made the story even more fun. I would recommend this book for any child; especially those that love dragons. Dragons are Real is the perfect book to read with their dragon friend.


**Connor Says**

 “I like that there is a little dragon on almost every page. My favorite part is when all the dragons are camouflaged everywhere because they turned into other things and you get to find all the dragons.”

**JT Says**

“The baby dragon is cute. I like the page where everything is a dragon, like the chair and the lamppost and the tree.”

Take a look inside the book…


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, www.jumpintoabook.com.
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. www.multiculturalchildrensbookday.com
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.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE 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 stacie@BeachBoundBooks.com.

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Thanks for stopping by!


0 thoughts on “Dragons Are Real- Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway

  1. sevenpretzel says:

    Reblogged this on sevenpretzel and commented:
    Need I say more?

  2. Bronwen Lee says:

    Thanks for the review and giveaway.

  3. Stacie Theis says:

    I’m so glad you all enjoyed Dragons are Real. I liked finding the dragons hidden within the pages too and I agree the font does help the story come across as the retelling of an old secret. Such a wonderful stories for kids and adults. Thanks for sharing your review on the tour.

  4. I love the picture of your sweet children with the Dragons book! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Happy reading 🙂