Reader's Favorite 2019 Silver Medal Award Winner for Children's Adventure: Four woodland friends-Samba Rat; Peter Porcupine; Squirrely, a scout camp mascot; and Cindy, a ladybug-returning home from a spring picnic are caught in a storm and discover a large mysterious egg hidden in an ancient tree. When it hatches into a baby dragon, the four friends are set upon an adventure to find the little creature a home. The four friends are joined by Kitty Joy, a young master scout who first tracks them and then joins them on their adventure to find a mysterious sanctuary and save Sherman, the Last Dragon.
This book was designed for children 6-12 years, as a Chapter Book bedtime story for young readers, to be read to them by older siblings or parents, and also interesting enough for middle readers to read on their own. The language is designed to challenge them to look up words they don't know and learn new ways to say things and building their vocabulary. The story and characters are fun to watch on their quest, and readers will learn things as well, about scouting, wilderness survival, mythological creatures from many different cultures and a new perspective on animals whose home and environment are threatened. It's a fun story where you will learn many new things along the way.