I love it! The images are beautiful and innovative. The story is tender, engaging, and so relevant. Children will be inspired by The Little Blue Dragon’s courageous journey, and how she found a wonderful new friend as well as her own voice along the way.
Sarah Clark, Capacitar International Facilitator
A lovely story that addresses loss, with beautiful illustrations! I love the cast of characters, and the discussion questions and activities offered at the back of the book. The open-ended nature of the ending allows children to interpret it in a way that makes sense from their own experience.
Terri Allison, Moonlit Consulting, Former Executive Director/ Storyteller Children’s Center
Message from the Author/Illustrator: “Too many children are facing unprecedented upheavals in their daily lives, from wars, natural disasters, and other personal traumas, even simply needing at a young age, to spend extended periods of time each day away from working parents. My hope is that children and adults who read this book are left with a greater sense of peace, trusting in each moment as it unfolds. Though life can sometimes be quite scary, we find new strength on our journeys through adversity, as well as support and connection with helpful people who come into our lives at just the right time. Thank you for coming along on this journey with The Little Blue Dragon and me.
The Little Blue Dragon is the story of a young dragon who gets caught in a hurricane and separated from her mother. She bravely embarks on a journey to find her, which takes her to the four corners of the world, where she meets compassionate strangers who offer support in a variety of ways.
Colleen McCarthy-Evans is an award-winning writer, illustrator and board game inventor. A lifelong seeker of truth, her world view has been strongly influenced by the many wisdom cultures of the world. She’s a co-founder of the Santa Barbara Charter School (est.1993), whose mission it is to teach Conflict Resolution along with Academics and the Arts. She lives in Santa Barbara, California with her husband and dog, loves to practice and teach Kundalini Yoga, and enjoys being in and out of the garden with her two grown sons, family and friends.
For ages 4+