Danny the Dragon is Featured in Notable Children’s Market Blog

I knew when I decided to launch Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy as the first iPad/iPhone children’s book app to offer sign language interpretation that I should expect some media interest. However, nothing could prepare me for the attention that the Danny the Dragon app has stirred up! In fact, I’m honored to find my app was mentioned by Alice Pope in the esteemed SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) Children’s Market Blog.

Alice Pope, former editor of the renowned Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market, blogs about the latest in the children’s market on her SCBWI Blog. On Fridays she shares the latest publishing news that caught her eye during the week with links to main articles. In her Friday column, “In the News This Week,” she featured the release of my Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy app with a link to the Ebook Newser Blog at MediaBistro.com: http://www.mediabistro.com/ebooknewser/istorytime-launches-story-app-for-deaf-children_b1479.

The launch of my iPad app has been a dream project from the very start. I had always wanted to do something special on behalf of hearing-impaired children and considered this the ideal opportunity to fulfill this promise I had made to myself after visiting a school for the deaf on my East Coast book tour. It was a pleasure working with iStoryTime, the app developer for DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon, who has created a high-quality product I can be proud of. The profits for my Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy app are being donated to support my favorite causes.

I’m happy to report that although I’ve been swamped with the media attention my app has generated, I’m still working on what I enjoy most—writing.

You can check out the story on Alice Pope’s blog yourself: http://scbwi.blogspot.com/2010/08/in-news-this-week.html.

Tina Turbin



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17 Responses to Danny the Dragon is Featured in Notable Children’s Market Blog

  1. Nancy S. says:

    Sweet! You are really getting around! I was so impressed a couple weeks ago when I was at Starbucks with my son Christian, and we saw a little girl wearing a Danny the Dragon tattoo on her hand. Christian is such a big Danny fan that he went right up to her and started chatting away. It turns out the little girl has that disease you always talk about celiac disease and heard about you that way. Anyway, so glad that more and more people are discovering and cherishing Danny just as we do! Nancy and Christian

  2. Natasha Pula says:

    Hi Tina this is so wonderful. I am not only pleased that your app is getting a lot of attention because I want more people to hear about Danny but also because it shows that people are still so strongly oriented toward family-friendly stories and products that help the less fortunate or people who need to overcome special challenges. People are good…in general:)

  3. Elizabeth Gill says:

    Tina, I’m overwhelmed, what can I say? It’s just good news after good news after good news and award after award on your blog. I had no idea Danny was so big. We came across the first book, Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy, after my son got it as a present last Christmas from his grandmother. He really responded well, then we joined your Fan Club and signed up for the Newsletter. He continues to want me to read Danny to him on a weekly basis. Can’t wait for more books to be released!

  4. Felicity Hernandez says:

    This is great to hear. I had never heard of SCBWI but I looked on their website and they’re a pretty cool group! I don’t know much about children’s books except which ones my daughters like and which they don’t seem to be the ones I like too and your book Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy in my estimation is one of our favorites!

  5. Issy says:

    I am so happy for you and your successes! I am going to get all your products–your book, dvd, and cd–at our local library and featured as a favorite because I really like this series so much. My children have all connected very deeply with Danny and never get tired of reading Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy. They are now getting old enough too to read the book themselves!

  6. Fran says:

    Hello there Tina we come back to your website every now and then to check in and to see if there are new Danny the Dragon coloring pages available. We always see more good news every time and this is such a wonderful thing for us to hear about.

  7. Daniella says:

    Congrats, Tina! And I’ve been checking out your gluten free site (glutenfreehelp.info for you guys who don’t know) and I’m loving it! I’m thinking about going totally gluten free now.

  8. Desiree says:

    Hi Tina you’re so lucky with all this success but you also really deserve it. Danny the Dragon is really a super children’s book. I remember I first came across it on display in our library and I was immediately drawn in by how Danny looked–kind-hearted and also kind of silly and fun–the perfect kids book protagonist, and I thought, “Yes, Jenna (my daughter) will love this one!” Needless to say, I was right!

  9. Francesca V. says:

    I am really happy to hear about these amazing things about your children’s book series! This is truly a gem. I am blown away by how amazing Danny the Dragon is and I wonder how many other children’s authors are out there who are this fantastic and who I haven’t heard of.

  10. Isabelle Montgomery says:

    Hi Tina it seems like I’ve been seeing you everywhere these days! I even saw your app on Apple’s page and then on YouTube. Danny is taking over the world!

  11. Felicity Hernandez says:

    Hi Tina your blog has so much great news it always makes me feel so happy when I read it to the kids. P.S. They really love the coloring pages!

  12. Cindy says:

    Wow…the word’s getting around…you’re really out there now in the blogosphere. Great to see:)

  13. Shawna says:

    You are the bearer of great news, that’s all I have to say. Plus your gluten free recipes are TOP NOTCH. I used to think that gluten free was a really restrictive diet where you had to eat gross flavorless food (I don’t know why I thought that) and then I was looking over your recipes and made a couple and they’re not only REALLY good, but they also make me feel good. Thanks for sharing them! I recommend them to all your Danny fans you can go to http://glutenfreehelp.info/recipes to see them for yourself.

  14. Rachel Meyers says:

    Congratulations! I was so excited to see your app featured in the Apple app store too.

  15. Shery says:

    Congrats Tina so much! Love to hear this great news!

  16. Sharon Magden says:

    This is awesome news! My daughters keep asking when the next Danny the Dragon book is coming out and in the meantime I’m able to keep them satiated with your wonderful website. So glad you’re doing so well and that you’ve made Danny so accessible online!

  17. Janet Plining says:

    SCBWI is a top-notch group that’s located in the U.S. and British Isles (maybe elsewhere too) and I highly recommend it to you aspiring children’s authors and illustrators. They have some scholarships and grants and lots of helpful resources for us. Hope you check it out! scbwi.org

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