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Roar-Choo! Blog Tour: Review and Prize Pack Giveaway

Who do you think make the best kind of friends? Those who share a lot in common or those who differ a great deal? Get a glimpse of how Dragon and Phoenix manage their differences in Charlotte Cheng's newly released picture book Roar-Choo!. Enter to win an awesome prize pack including a $100 Visa gift card!

My Review:

Inspired by Chinese mythology, Roar-Choo! tells an entertaining and and thought-provoking tale that explores the beauty of a complementary relationship, the art of balancing love and differences, and the importance of patience and positivity on the road to recovery. A bad cold hits the proud and fierce Dragon, who insists on manifesting his might and invincibility by attempting to complete a roar without being interrupted by the urge to sneeze. The gentle and kind Phoenix tries to talk Dragon into getting some rest, and taking some food and drink that help with healing. Dragon won't soften until Phoenix starts sneezing too.

Through succinct, easy-to-follow language and humorous, magnificent artwork, the book brings to life a charming dynamic duo: the strong and stubborn Dragon and the calm and caring Phoenix. They support and care deeply about each other despite their differences in personality and in their approach to dealing with an illness. Dragon's reluctance to rest suggests that even the toughest person can have vulnerable moments and that we should learn to acknowledge and embrace that reality. The story also alludes to the importance of self-care, especially for caregivers who often put the needs of their loved ones ahead of their own.

I love that the author includes in the back matter some interesting background information about what Dragon, Phoenix and their relationship symbolize in Chinese culture. It helps deepen the understanding of the unique message being conveyed through this fun story.

Brilliantly written and beautifully illustrated, Roar-Choo! will bring laughter and joy to dragon lovers, those curious about Chinese mythology and anyone who appreciates an enjoyable read about love, friendship and caregiving.

About the Book:

Ages 4+ | 40 Pages
Publisher: Rocky Pond Books | ISBN-13: 9780593531754

Patient, peaceful Phoenix tries to take care of rambunctious and cold-ridden Dragon, which leads to hilarious and sweet results (with vibrant illustrations by the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of Beekle).

Everyone knows that dragons are fierce, capable of taking on the world!

But this dragon can’t stop sneezing long enough to get a roar out. Even with friendly Phoenix insisting that Dragon get some rest, this powerful creature refuses to stop for any orange ginger tea or a drop of bone broth soup.

It’s only when Dragon realizes Phoenix has caught the same cold that they are both able to take the break they so badly need. This tale of helping your friends and valuing differences is a sure-thing for story time.

Purchase link: Publisher

About the Author:

Charlotte Cheng’s writing credits include Night Market Rescue, Explore China: A Mulan Discovery Book and BoBo Loves Dumplings, and she has illustrated the picture books Silly McGilly and A Moment in Time. In the field of education, she has written and illustrated K-12 curriculum for a variety of companies such as LeapFrog, Disney, and Wonder Workshop. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.

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About the Illustrator:

Dan Santat is the National Book Award-winning, Caldecott Medal–winning and New York Times–bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and the middle grade graphic memoir A First Time for Everything. His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels, including Dav Pilkey’s Ricky Ricotta series. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and many, many pets.

One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive a signed copy of Night Market Rescue, a $100 visa gift card and a free 30-minute children's book writing consultation with Charlotte Cheng!

One First Prize winner will receive a signed copy of Night Market Rescue and a free 30-minute children's book writing consultation with Charlotte Cheng!

Three more winners will each receive a signed copy of Night Market Rescue!

Giveaway ends 4/25. Open to US only. Please fill out the entry form below. Good luck!

Roar-Choo: Book Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Charlotte Cheng. All views and opinions expressed are my own. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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