Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Book Review: The Honk of Zagonk, by Pat Hatt


By M. J. Joachim

Amidst the thrill of dragon rites of passage, heroes, villains, friends and foes, Pat Hatt unleashes his amazingly creative talents and skills in The Honk of Zagonk. I couldn’t help but think of those awkward years between 12 and 16, when all you wanted to do was hide if ever you got embarrassed.
Zagonk was that dragon – the one who made a fool of himself and wanted to hide. It’s not easy being laughed at when all you want to do is win the dragon flame competition, but somehow can’t manage to blow out a flame. Zagonk blew a honk, thus the name of this entertaining children’s story.

The pictures are one of the best parts! Even if you never read the rhymes, you can easily know exactly what’s happening by looking at the vibrant, detailed and intense pictures. Children will sit for hours flipping through this wonderful story, amazed each time they flip through the pages. Story time will be exhilarating, as your little ones will cuddle up in utter fascination and joy. Better yet, dramatize the story and let your little ones act out the inviting scenarios with you. 

At a time when kids are growing up with computers, there’s no reason parents shouldn’t download the Kindle app on their desktops and open a good children’s story for their kids. The Honk of Zagonk is one you’ll be more than happy to add to your library. It’s good and has earned a well-deserved spot on my Recommended Reading List.

Thank you for visiting Writing Tips,

M. J. 

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