Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dragons: Lore and Legend of Dinosaurs Book Review!

Dinosaurs have a pretty bad rap among some Christians. We once had a Christian, homeschooling mother ask "do you think dinosaurs really existed? Or are they just something evolutionists made up?" Seriously? Okay, I know maybe everyone hasn't heard of Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis or the many other Creation-based ministries and books available, but I honestly didn't know people existed who didn't "believe in" dinosaurs! In our family, we all enjoy learning about dinosaurs, and M has been fascinated with them since she was very young. She preferred plastic dinosaurs to baby dolls, and her room was decorated in dinos. So, when I was given the opportunity to review Dragons: Legends and Lore of Dinosaurs, I knew this was a book she would love! This book is a fascinating approach to dinosaurs, grabbing the reader's attention no matter what their age. It's only 24 pages, but those pages are jam-packed with exciting pictures, illustrations and facts about dragons. For instance, why dinosaurs are not mentioned in the Bible (which is a common question, yet so easy to answer!).  One of M's favorite parts is the page with 6 mini envelopes from different countries. Each envelope contains a dragon legend from the respective country. Of course, with little M's thing for China, I'm sure you can guess which envelope she opened first!

The whole design of this book is very well done. Faded old "newspaper clippings" of past dragon reports, descriptions of the legendary dragons from various countries, original illustrations, fold-outs and more combine to create an absolutely stunning book that will be enjoyed by all ages! It brings to life the legends and tales, filtering them through Scripture and reveals the truth as found in God's Word. A definite must-have for anyone who wants to learn the truth about dinosaurs in an interactive format!

"A fascinating presentation on dragons and their biblical connection will shed light on the truth of their existence and connection to the last living dinosaurs. Powerful, fire-breathing, fantastic beings that have left their legacy on this world and can now only be found in the pages of ancient texts. DRAGONS!
Dragons: Legends & Lore of Dinosaurs is a juvenile nonfiction title enjoyable for all ages! It takes you back to the days of these amazing creatures and their presence in various cultures including Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Read of thrilling historical battles between dragons, and saints, and their ability to terrorize medieval castles. Mystical fantasies brought to life, as the truth is revealed.
This title is casebound and beautifully presented using original illustrations, envelopes, fold-outs, gatefolds, and more! 24 pages and 11 spreads of substantial quality, unique content, and all at a great price!"

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book for review from New Leaf Publishing Group. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

1 comment:

  1. My kids always loved to play with dinosaur figurines also. This looks like an interesting book.