Monday, March 16, 2015

New Children's Book Celebrates Fulfilling Your Dreams ~ Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon Book Review and Giveaway

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New Children’s Book Celebrates Fulfilling Your Dreams

 Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon

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Children's Book Review
Fires Into Stores March 23, 2015March 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES (February 26, 2015) – What does it take to make your dreams come true?  Passion?  Practice?  A willingness to defy your natural duty?  For one loveable dragon, all this and more!  Come meet author Terry John Barto’s newest character in Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon, a 34 page color illustrated book with an SRP of $15.15 breathing fun for children ages 5-8 years old. Nickerbacher will also be available as an eBook with the download price of  $3.99.

Nickerbacher is a sweet-tempered, bushy-browed beast who spends his days guarding Princess Gwendolyn and dreams of being a stand-up comic -- not exactly a profession for a dragon! He’s true to his duty as a dragon – as dictated by his Papa – but wants only to make the world laugh.   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 (the Prince really wants to be a baseball pitcher).  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!

With beautiful illustrations by Kim Sponaugle, Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon encourages young ones to dream big while laughing at Nickerbacher's silly jokes!

Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon is 34 pages and is available for a suggested retail price of $15.15To order or for more information please visit Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon is also for sale or  and available for download as an eBook.

About the author:
Terry John Barto has crafted dances and musical staging for more than 200 productions throughout the United States and abroad. His versatility ranges from Annie and Crazy For You to The Who's Tommy and West Side Story. Terry staged long-running shows for Princess Cruises and a variety of his choreography has been seen on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful. As the Creative Director for Wings of Dreams Productions, he turned diverse ideas into screenplays for animation and toys. He has also written another children’s book Gollywood, Here I Come! (Mom's Choice Award Winner and Story Monster Approved). For more information about Terry John Barto, please visit

About the Illustrator
Kim Sponaugle, a graduate or the Art Institute of Philadelphia, started Pictures Kitchen Studios in 2007 and since has illustrated over 50 books for kids. Pictures Kitchen Studios has been honored to receive numerous awards including Mom's Choice, Pinnacle Book Award, CIPA EVVY and Reader's Favorite Awards.  Visit


Title                     Nickerbacher The Funniest Dragon
Category:           Children; Ages 5-8
SRP:                     $15.15  eBook: Available for download for $3.99
Release Date:    March 23, 2015
Length: 34 pages, color illustrated
ISBN:               978-1-4969-5454-1 (sc)
                        978-1-4969-5456-5 (e) 

Get Your Printable Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon” coloring page and Door Hanger Here: 

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MY Thoughts: The illustrations are cheery, child like and fun. I love the imaginative pictures of Nicerbacher the dragon.  So fun!  The story has a great little message.  It doesn't quite flow but it is very positive.  Nickerbacher doesn't want to guard princesses he wants to be a comedian.  Even after his Papa Dragon disapproves he keeps his dreams ans works towards achieving them.

I think it is an important message to share with children that you will love them no matter what they choose to do.   Sometimes their dreams may not be the ones we had for them but that is okay.  As a parent we have to realize our children will one day make their own dreams and happiness as we watch "from the balcony."

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" I received a copy of Nickerbacher the Funniest Dragon complimentary for review.  All opinions expressed about this children's book here are completely my own. Thanks'