Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Nina Crittenden - Cedric and the Dragon

by Nina Victor Crittenden

Prince Cedric is slow to walk, has a tough time with reading and math, and fails miserably at dragon slaying school. But with kindness and bravery, and his love for hugs, Cedric saves the kingdom. This cheerful picture book teaches kids that there are many ways to solve a problem and reinforces the idea that everyone has something special to offer.
Nina is an artist who has also been a stable hand, an ice cream scooper, a cow milker, a waitress, and a veterinary technician. When she’s not running around with her kids, you can usually find her find her watching squirrels and chickadees while she draws and paints at her little desk in the land of 10,000 lakes. Cedric and the Dragon is her first book.