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One day, a little gray dragon decided that being gray was just not right when the world was so full of colors. Follow the little dragon on his journey to gain color for his scales and learn how being kind gave him a special magic to become King of all the dragons.

©2013 Cheryl Matthynssens (P)2014 Cheryl Matthynssens

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  • DabOfDarkness
  • 14-01-15

Sharing is Caring - In colors!

Once upon a time, all the dragons were drab, grey colors. But one young, small dragon got the idea into his head one day that dragons should be all sorts of colors too, just like the beautiful world around them.

So starts our story. This little entrepreneurial dragon captured colors and offered to make the other dragons any color they wish. Of course, they were all very enthusiastic and pretty soon all the dragons made up a rainbow of colors. But the little grey dragon saved himself for last, and did he save enough color for himself? You will have to give this book a listen to find out.

This story, like most kids’ stories, has a moral built into it. But don’t worry, it’s not all preachy or in your face. The moral here is that those who share and think of others first are rewarded greatly in the end. As adults, we know that this isn’t always so, but for kids, I think it is a fine thing to teach and hope for.

A delightful 6 minutes filled with dragons and a rainbow of colors! Really, is there any better way to spend 6 minutes? Well, maybe if you were eating icecream and cake while giving this a listen. And this book goes good with Not An Egg!, also by Cheryl Matthynssens.

Narration: Once again, Valerie Gilbert did a great job. She used her most adorable little kid voice once again for the kid dragon. She had a variety of voices for the other dragons and they were all distinct.

What I Liked: The cover art; dragons!; rainbow dragons!; the idea of sharing.

What I Disliked: Nothing – I think this is great for kids!

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  • Sam
  • 16-04-16

Wonderful audiobook for children

Storyline: A lovely children’s story with a moral built around sharing (this is not preachy or over the top). Infusing this with dragons is wonderful and ensures the listeners (mainly children) enjoy and are engaged with the experience.

Narration: The narration is superb. The narrator possesses the perfect voice for this story and keeps you absorbed throughout.

What I would have changed: The length – I wish it was a bit longer.

P.S. This audiobook was provided by the narrator free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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