Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Review: Ziggersnout by:Dale Rensing

About the Book:
A picture book for early readers (ages 5-8). A story of a little boy learning to skate who, with the help of his friends, finds the drive within himself to persevere even when things get tough.

About the Author:
Dale Rensing has been a technical and marketing writer for many years, working in the high-tech industry and then eventually moving over to businesses involving history and fashion. Her first children’s historical novel, Jewel of the Opera Garnier, was originally published by Lakshmi Books in October 2012. Dale draws upon her many years of dance and skating experience to give readers a sense of the joy and dedication involved in these disciplines.

My Review:
 Ziggersnout is a sweet children's story centered around this little boy that needs to gain better confidence on the ice in order to improve his abilities on his hockey team. Gramps, the caretaker of the rink tells Eric that he can give him some pointers on his delivery. But after Gramps gets done scraping the ice one day, Eric notices something under the ice--something that looks a lot like a dragon.

 And so the dragon called Ziggersnout, was born that day in the eyes of Eric this little boy that so desperately need a strong confidence boost. The mere presence of this delightful dragon gave Eric the confidence his game needed. Before long Eric zipping around on the ice like never before.

 A practicing speed skater at the rink one day informs Eric of many things he knew nothing about concerning water dragons. He tells Eric that every rink has a dragon and goes on to tell him what they are all about. This children's book is perfect for helping a child realize that he needs to nurture the confidence yet realized inside himself.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.