Thursday, March 18, 2010

Danny The Dragon Meets Jimmy - Children's Book Review

Tina Turbin is a humanitarian, radio spokes-woman as well as an award winning children's author. She helps many people in the allergy, celiac, autistic and gluten-free world.

I received Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy book and DVD by Tina Turbin for review.

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy is an adorable story about a dragon named Danny and his traveling companion , Skipper. In this story, they meet Jimmy and his family. Danny’s mannerisms are absolutely charming as he strolls through the pages meeting Jimmy’s family and friends in the most unusual way, imparting his delightful acts of wisdom and kindness while Skipper continues to take notes in his traveling journal for future adventures. Why are they here? Where are they going? Danny and his little traveling companion, Skipper, are quite the adventuresome and fun duo.

Cooper and I read this book immediately upon opening the package. Cooper was mesmerized by the story and illustrations. I was thrilled to see that book incorporates the use of manners and promotes positivity. Cooper asked questions about Danny and Skipper throughout the book and was completely intrigued by the story. Since we received this book in the mail, it has become a story time staple in our home!

We also received a DVD for review. The DVD includes the complete story of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy, showing each individual page of the book, but it also includes a sign language interpreter to interpret the story.

Those of you who know me well know that sign language is something that I learned at a very young age, and I believe it is very important for people with the ability to hear to learn to communicate with our deaf friends. You see a lot of baby sign language these days, but very rarely do you find a book on DVD made especially for deaf children with an interpreter included as part of the video. I commend Ms. Turbin for her efforts in creating multiple ways to enjoy this book. I plan to purchase a copy of this DVD and donate it to my elementary school, which is where I was privileged enough to learn sign language, and make friends with people who I otherwise would never have had the ability to speak to.

Now, a little about the author:

Tina Turbin ( is a widely-acclaimed, award-winning children's published author, writer, researcher, humanitarian and mother. Working for many years with children in the Entertainment Business, Tina has always been an advocate for families, women’s issues, and celiac and gluten issues as a way to improve the quality of lives of others ( As a member and contributing writer for such distinguished organizations as the National Association of Baby Boomer Women (NABBW), National Association of Divorced Women and Children (NADWC), Baby Boomer Knowledge Center, National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), Awareness Magazine and numerous other publications, her indispensable advice on the topics of family, children's literacy, gluten, celiac disease and issues affecting women and children has proven invaluable to many. Tina is proud to work closely with the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center in raising funds and awareness for celiac research, and she is also a tireless supporter and friend to the community through her readings of her delightful Danny the Dragon children’s series ( at libraries, schools and hospitals. Proud member of the Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC), the Southern Independent Booksellers Association (SIBA) the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME).

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I did not receive compensation for this post. I did receive product(s) mentioned above to facilitate the review. All opinions are 100% mine.