A new arrival on the Enchanted Emporium bookshelf is Ellie-May and her Toy Dragon Ben by Genna Rowbotham, thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources. It instantly caught Amber’s attention as any book containing a hint of dragon always do. Accepting the blog tour invitation, she passed it over to Rosa to review with the help of Alejo.
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Book review: Ellie-May and her Toy Dragon, Ben by Genna Rowbotham
Title: Ellie-May and her Toy Dragon, Ben
Author: Genna Rowbotham
Publisher: Adventure Scape Press
Genre: Picture book
Release date: 14th March 2023
Genna’s website: www.gennarowbotham.co.uk/shop
Amazon (Paperback): https://amzn.to/3InCyJN
Amazon (eBook): https://amzn.to/3GmtLp1
Google Play: (eBook): https://bit.ly/3QjcKR9
Feeling so excited for a new day ahead, Ellie-May struggles to sleep. So when her toy dragon, Ben
grows into a real-life dragon, they take to the starry skies and embark on a night-time adventure together, where they visit Ben’s castle and enjoy a dragon party.
But as the sun begins to rise and the stars fade, will Ellie-May be able to stay awake?
Thoughts from the Emporium
Before giving it to Rosa, teenager Amber read Ellie-May and Ben’s adventure first with a huge grin, as the simple rhyme immersed her into story and made her younger self happy. Her favourite toy was a dragon, Iggy, making Ellie-May and her Toy dragon Ben the type book she’d have chosen on a bookshop trip as a young child.
Alejo is on the upper end of the recommended age, five but when Rosa read it as a bedtime story, the adorable plot, fun imagery and characters lured him in. You know it’s a good story when a reread is requested. With an easy to follow plot and language he could also join in with some reading himself. He now wants a Ben of his own and more adventures.
Ellie-May and her Toy Dragon Ben is an ideal bedtime story for dragon loving kids and will be a hit on the Emporium’s lending library.
Genna Rowbotham wrote her first children’s story in 2017, fitting it in around caring for her young family, and is now an author of nine children’s books as well as a short story in a magazine. Rowbotham has a passion to write stories that help entertain, educate and inspire young-ones as the reader can escape the seriousness of life and enter a world of magic.
Her other interests include reading, writing, travelling, astrology, spending time with her family and exploring the great outdoors.
She lives with her lively, imaginative family in Derbyshire in a house full of books, magazines as well as colourful drawings and all sorts of artwork from her children (empty cereal boxes are often taken from the recycle bin to reinvent something wonderful like a spy camera or telescope).
Social Media Links –
You Tube: http://youtube.com/@gennarowbotham
Book Bub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/genna-rowbotham
Giveaway to Win a bundle of 3 Children’s books by Genna Rowbotham (Open Int)
Prize includes Where is Lamby? (rhyming picture book), Lottie the Ladybird’s Adventure (for ages 7-9) and Ellie-May & her Toy Dragon, Ben (rhyming picture book)*
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One thought on “Book review and Giveaway: Ellie-May and her Toy Dragon, Ben by Genna Rowbotham”
This sounds like a wonderful book! I’m sure my little grandsons would love it – dragons play a big role in their lives! (We have numerous!)
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