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"A fun read!! Sloth the Lazy Dragon has a timely topic about health and wellness. This book is filled with so much descriptive language and interesting vocabulary. The illustrations are so well done. As a teacher I can use this book to teach across the curriculum with science, health, and language arts. Sloth the Lazy Dragon will interest children in healthy eating habits and exercise in a fun and enjoyable way."
-- Sue Bangert-Wood
From her blog: Janet Ann Collins/OnWords: Author Janet Ann Collins has been a columnist for the Antique Explorer, a freelance feature writer for a newspaper in the San Francisco Bay Area and her work has appeared in many other publications and she is the author of books for kids. As a teacher, she enjoys public speaking. Collins and her husband raised three foster sons with special needs in addition to their birth daughter and are now grandparents.
Review: Sloth is a gigantic dragon who spends his time sitting on a pile of treasures.
But he's very fat, although that word isn't used in the book. In fact he's so overweight he can't even fly.
Then a dwarf named Radish offers to help him so the dragon won't frighten him and the other dwarves and Sloth accepts the offer.
This book by Regan W. H. Macaulay will be an encouragement for kids to eat a healthy diet and stay active so, eventually, they can stretch their wings and fly like the dragon in the story.
And I won't give away what happens to the treasure.
Alex Zgud created illustrations that show the story well.
Lainie Belcastro, writer, speaker, professional storyteller and Guardian Angel Member (Guardian Angel Publishing), had this to say about Sloth the Lazy Dragon:
"What a wonderful vehicle to introduce good eating and exercise habits for children! In Sloth the Lazy Dragon, author Regan W. H. Macaulay, gives the reader a delicious sense of balance in understanding the importance of taking care of oneself with proper diet and exercise! A delightful story that also offers a plus opportunity to discuss new words to little ones. With an entertaining storyline and beautifully illustrated characters by the artistic talents of Alex Zgud, one needs very little imagination to picture the dilemma of overweight “Sloth the Dragon” and his energized training coach “Radish!” Together they make a great team with memorable words and colorful pages that will keep the interest of its audience. The biggest gain with this darling book is its positive message encouraging readers of the importance in taking care of their health and wellness."
-- Lainie Belcastro, Writer, Storyteller & Speaker
Lainie has been performing since the age of four and has been a student of classical voice since the age of nine. She has performed throughout the east coast and Europe and was accepted in the National Touring Division of Lincoln Center, NYC. Her musical career spans the fields of contemporary, musical theater, and classical music.
Lainie is a published writer having had her byline in The New York Times, a column with KIDStoday, and an opinion column with the Morris County Daily Record, both New Jersey publications. She was also a guest columnist for the NJ Recording Publishing Co. and Lehigh Valley’s The Morning Call in PA. She is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and the National Alliance of Grieving Children.
She and her daughter are creators of “Mrs. Terra Cotta Pots & Twig®, a trademarked professional storytelling program for children. Together they have entertained and “planted dreams” for over 10,000 children in the tri-state area, produced their own weekly television show on Channel 34, a Montclair NJ Cable television network, and presented workshops on the same agenda with Dr. Bernie Siegel, renowned author on health and healing. Working with various hospice and health and wellness organizations, their most dedicated venture is their “Patching Hearts” program, designed for children experiencing significant loss and challenge in their lives.
Regan is an art-fart and an animal-enthusiast who loves New Zealand, Winnie-the-Pooh, horror movies and a few select individuals. Writing is her passion, but she's also into producing and directing theatre, film, and television. When she's not writing or spending time with her husband (writer Kevin Risk), she spends quality time with her pets (a Chihuahua, a Siamese cat and various amphibians). Regan is also a Certified Canine (and feline) Massage Therapist.