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Ebook Details
  • 06/2021
  • 9781737206217
  • 30 pages
  • $4.99
Hardcover Details
  • 06/2021
  • 9781737206224
  • 30 pages
  • $16.99
Paperback Details
  • 06/2021
  • 9781737206200
  • 30 pages
  • $7.99
Isaac the Little Blue Dragon and the Stickiest Buns
Meet Isaac, our favorite blue, dragon kid in a hoodie, is on a journey in the magical city of Tudor! As he explores the city for new sights and treats, a delicious treat catches his nose! I wonder what he’ll find! Isaac just moved to the city of Tudor with his family and he is excited to explore the city of Tudor. Isaac is a dragon that loves his fair share of treats and hopes to finally get his hands on one of the city’s most delicious treasures…. Sticky buns! The bakery is always sold out of them, but maybe today is the day he can get into the city and get his hands on the best pastry in Tudor! Or maybe they’ll just be out again…
Reviews
A blue-scaled, happy-go-lucky dragon takes center stage in this confectionery delight. Isaac, a cheery dragon who lives with his mom in the teeming medieval town of Tudor (a note to readers points out it’s pronounced “Too+door”), thrives on sweets from his favorite bakery, the Soul’s Creamery. But his mood is dashed one sunny day when he rushes to purchase newly baked sticky buns–only to discover that the bakery has run out. Convinced that only sticky buns can “change his gloom,” Isaac dejectedly turns to leave–when he is stopped in his tracks by the owner, who promptly saves the day by producing two delectable sticky buns from her “magic pouch.”

Lucci’s charming art seems to burst off the pages, bringing vibrant life to Isaac’s seaside village and the mouthwatering lollipops, cakes, and doughnuts that are sure to capture readers’ hearts and appetites. Townsfolk are lively, illustrated in otherworldly forms with elfin ears and cyclops eyes, and Gary, the singing baker who takes Isaac on a detailed hunt for the missing sticky buns, proves charming in his attempts to save the day. Young readers will be spellbound by the town's marketplace—“truly a place no other could equal”—where kaleidoscopic scenery, magic tricks,and animal entertainers steal the show.

Parents, meanwhile, will appreciate how the story’s educational opportunities, like the measuring chart on Isaac’s wall, can spark learning discussions for younger audiences. Some readers will pause at some forced or repeated rhymes (store/Tudor appears two spreads in a row) and may wonder what the bigger message is behind Isaac’s quest for tasty delicacies, but the tale’s sheer gaiety wins out in the end. The author’s attention to emotions, namely Isaac’s crusade to preserve his tranquil mood, is a welcome and resonant theme. For those who crave frivolity and carefree indulgence, this upbeat story will hit the spot.

Takeaway: A delightful morsel of merrymaking, baking, and fantasy exploration.

Great for fans of: Anika Denise’s Baking Day at Grandma’s. Dee Leone’s Dough Knights and Dragons.

Production grades
Cover: A
Design and typography: A
Illustrations: A
Editing: B
Marketing copy: C

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 06/2021
  • 9781737206217
  • 30 pages
  • $4.99
Hardcover Details
  • 06/2021
  • 9781737206224
  • 30 pages
  • $16.99
Paperback Details
  • 06/2021
  • 9781737206200
  • 30 pages
  • $7.99

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