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Friday, April 10, 2015

Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon - A Comical Tale That Celebrates the Fulfillment of Dreams - Children's Book Review & Giveaway - ends 4/24/15

What does it take to make your dreams come true?  Passion? Practice?  A willingness to defy your natural duty?  For one lovable dragon, all this and more in Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon.

Meet Nickerbacher, a sweet-tempered, bushy-browed dragon who spends his days guarding Princess Gwendolyn and dream of being a fearsome beast? Having a bed of gold?  NO!  Nickerbacher dreams of being a stand-up comic.  That's not what you think of what a dragon dreams his profession should be!

He is true to his duty as a dragon should be - just as his Papa wanted, but Nickerbacher wants only to make the world laugh.  Princess Gwendolyn is supportive and encouraging, telling him he needs to do what makes him happy.  It isn't until the dashing Prince Happenstance comes along, ready for a fight, that they realize that instead of battling each other, they should do what's in their hearts and pursue their true desires.

With a winning set at The Comedy Castle and his family's newfound support and pride, it's all laughter, happiness and dreams come true for the good-natured dragon!

Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon is a totally fun book.  It is so inspirational to witness how Nickerbacher aspires his dreams while also winning the support of his family.  My whole family enjoyed the book so much.  With this book, a child learns that no matter what a person should follow their dreams.

This is a book for any child to read as the moral of the book is to encourage kids to be themselves and follow their dreams.  Well written by Terry John Barto and beautifully illustrated by Kim Sponaugle, Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon will sure to make a big hit with children everywhere.

Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon is an Award Winning Book!

Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon just won Mom's Choice Gold , Story Monsters Ink Seal of Approval (with a perfect score!),  NAPPA Bronze  and was a finalist in the Beverly Hills Book Awards. In making the announcement one of judges for Story Monsters Ink said “The expressions on the character’s faces really help to facilitate the story and personalities of the characters. The kids and I enjoyed reading this. We shared some good laughs.” A student judge said "Everything was perfect! I loved it! It was awesome!”

After reading Nickerbacher’s story, children ages five to eight (I think it's fun for all ages) will learn the value of being themselves while still respecting their parents. The book comes in traditional format, as an eBook and as a downloadable application. Readers can find Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon at, Barnes and Noble and many book stores.

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Enter to Win Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon paperback book (arv: $15).  This giveaway will end on April 24, 2015, and is open to US residents only.  All entries are optional.  Be sure to bookmark this page to come back daily for your bonus entries!


  1. Nickerbacher wants to make people happy and doesn't want to spend his life guarding princesses.

  2. I learned that what Nickerbacher wants more than anything in the world is to make people happy.

  3. I lost my first comment I think. Here goes again. I learned that the Author's first book was called "Gollyood, Here I Come". You for this giveaway chance.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750. (at) aol (dot) com

  4. Nickerbacher the magical dragon wants to really be a stand up comedian and his papa doesn't want him too. awwwww

  5. His friends support his dream to be a comedian

  6. I love this book! As a teacher I want nothing more than to read books that a have a positive message. What a sweet book to show that we can respect one another and support one another.

  7. I learned the jest of this book. The kids would love it.

  8. He just wants to make people happy.

  9. They have a really cute activity kit that you can download

  10. I learned that Terry John Barto, the author, is a director and choreographer of 200+ regional theater productions, industrial, television, and cruise ship shows throughout the United States and abroad.

  11. I learned that the book has won the Mom's Choice Award

  12. I learned that Although there’s a strong father and son dynamic, this is a book girls will enjoy, too.

  13. I learned that there has never been a children's book before about a dragon who wants to be a comedienne.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  14. I learned that he just wants to make people happy!


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