Friday, April 23, 2010

Danny the Dragon "Meets Jimmy"

It's been a quite a year folks. I've been on hiatus because I had my ovaries removed a little while ago and something really strange happened. I lost my creative edge and turned into a freak of nature. There is a story to all of this but basically I just wanted to make an appearance and let you all know that I am alive and well and menopausal.

While I was recouping I had the amazing pleasure of reading and reviewing Danny the Dragon "Meets Jimmy." This children's book was written by author Tina Turbin and beautifully illustrated by Aija Jasuna.

This is a must read for all kids, even big ones like you and me. Afterall, Who wouldn't love a dragon wearing red sneakers and a yellow backpack? Danny the Dragon is a wonderful story that will delight your children and the young at heart.

My son (and I ) love this book and the awesome illustrations that capture Danny and his sidekick Skipper's adventure as they meet their new friend Jimmy. We usually do a read through during bathtime and then bedtime.

Tina Turbin is an excellent author. She has a real story telling talent. I can't wait to see where Danny and Skipper end up in their next adventure.

Now here is a bit more about Tina:

Tina Turbin ( is an award-winning children's published author, writer, researcher, humanitarian, cook and mother of three. Working for many years with children in the Entertainment Business, she has always been an advocate for children, families, celiac and gluten issues ( As a member and contributing writer for such distinguished organizations as the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) and numerous other publications, her indispensable advice on topics such as family, children, gluten issues and celiac disease has proven invaluable to many. You can listen to Tina as a guest on a variety of weekly radio shows. She is proud to work closely with the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center in raising awareness for celiac research, and is a friend to many through her delightful Danny the Dragon children’s series ( – including libraries, schools, families and hospitals. She is a member of the Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC), the Southern Independent Booksellers Association (SIBA) the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME). You may contact Tina at

So Tina Turbin has been fine tuning her creative edge and I have been popping hormone pills. I think Tina has the better end of the deal.
I'll have my ovarian mishap up for your reading enjoyment soon.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad to see you came back. I enjoyed your stories and am looking forward to more.
    And oh boy, ovaries. They left me with just one a few years ago and I think it's starting to kick it! I might be trying to score some hormones soon myself:)