This is a colourful, 42-page rhyming children’s picture book with the most beautiful, whimsical illustrations. Toot is a droodle, a combination of a poodle and a dragon. He is sad because he doesn’t know how to fly. He lacks confidence and experience. He meets 3 magical creatures: a snowl, phow and a swat. Read the book to find out what these magnificent beasts look like and what animals/birds they are a combination of. They each teach Toot one of the 3 important things he needs to learn and do in order to fly. To help Toot, see if you can keep track of each important instruction he needs to remember. Will Toot be able to start flying and retrieve his missing kite, which is stuck in Old Man Willow’s branches? The book teaches children about perseverance, learning new skills and accepting help and advice from others. Children will be completely enthralled and entertained by the author’s original, imaginative ideas. Seeing the beautiful illustrations will spark children’s imaginations. Children will enjoy searching for the colourful droodle egg hidden on every page. I highly recommend this book for children from about 3 years to 7 years of age.
Susan Gibbs, A LoveReading4Kids Ambassador