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Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy – LIVE on ABC News 10!

My new Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy DVD (including sign interpretation for the deaf) is quickly becoming quite popular with parents, teachers, librarians and children alike. This is a very unique video.

Sacramento’s “Moms Like Me” and Sacramento’s ABC News 10 talkshow entitled “Sacramento and Company” will feature a television segment about my DVD between the hours of 9 and 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, Friday August 16th (for those who are in the Sacramento area, please tune in to your local ABC station to watch the show live). They will air a few DVD clips and are hosting a terrific give-away to 5 lucky winners, to each receive my DVD!

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Danny the Dragon – A Judge’s Commentary

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy was entered in the 17th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards.  Below I am sharing with you a wonderful, professional judge’s commentary on the book:

“What a terrific cover illustration!  Danny the Dragon is wonderfully drawn and is sure to appeal to kid readers; Skipper and Jimmy are wonderfully drawn, too.  The interior illustrations are as wonderful: bold, bright, comical, full of amazing detail, quirkily fun – wonderful for the story and wonderful on their own.  The story itself is delightful.  What child wouldn’t be intrigued by a talking shell – that turns out to house a talking dragon?  Kids will love that the mother very calmly and casually invites Danny and Skipper to stay for dinner and even agrees to let the dragon spend the night.  (They’ll wish their own moms would be so accommodating.)  Danny is loveable and polite (a nice, subtle lesson in manners for the kids reading this book); Jimmy and Sally’s reactions to his appearance in their household ring true (it’s also nice that they’re shown, without comment, cleaning up after themselves – a nice lesson for kid readers that is done subtly enough to not seem like a lesson).  The story sets up itself for a series of future adventures.  Children will enjoy reading about Danny again and again.”

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Danny the Dragon Reaches Out To 2,500 Book Stores Nationwide!

Thank you SIBA for an outstanding job in helping Danny the Dragon reach out to so many book store owners!

Company: Imagination Publishing Group
Category: Children’s picture book – fiction
Offered: Free Promotional Materials

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A 4-year Old Boy Comments on Danny the Dragon!

Here’s a fun message from a mom that had attended a book reading of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy with her 2 young boys:

“Morning Tina,
I was driving the boys to school this morning and Bodhi (my 4 yr-old) said, “mommy, did you know that dinosaurs don’t have boots?” Then about a minute later he said, “not like Danny the Dragon; he does have boots. Dragons does have boots”. Love it!”

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Adorable Stuffed Animal Replica of Danny the Dragon

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Above is an adorable stuffed animal that a Danny the Dragon fan created to depict the children’s character that we know and love.  We have quite the fan club!

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Tina and Danny – New Members of SIBA!

It has been an incredibly successful year thus far for Danny the Dragon, across the globe, and we expect even greater success for the remainder of the year!

Therefore it was only fitting that I become a member of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA), as a way to get acquainted with the booksellers close to home here in the U.S., and establish some great partnerships along the way.

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“Congratulations” Letter from Carol Downing at Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf

I’d like to share a lovely note of congratulations (for my award nomination in the AZ Authors Association Literary Contest and as an award-winning finalist of the National Best Books Awards of 2009) from my dear friend Carol Downing, a teacher at Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf, who also provided the sign language interpretation on the Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy DVD (based off of my children’s book of the same name). I  call her “Danny’s Hands.”

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Author Tina Turbin in the St. Petersburg Times

The Danny the Dragon East Coast Book Tour these past few months proved to be a terrific success!  I assure you that we don’t plan to take a break,  as there’s many more Danny the Dragon events to come for the month of November. Take a look at the press coverage from one of our highly successful book readings at the Palm Harbor Library:

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Lovely book review from The Netherlands

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy was reviewed by a top Reviewer from the Netherlands-based www.VirtualBookcase.com, Mr. Koos van den Hout.

Such a lovely book review and such kind words!

To share with you:

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Another success for Danny – this time in Bologna!

I’ve been off much of the day doing other research, writing and making calls for my Gluten Free Help website, and just saw that everything was a complete success at the Bologna Book Fair! Who knows, perhaps Danny the Dragon and I will have to go to Europe sooner than we anticipated.

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