Sunday, November 12, 2017

Review: Kingdom of the Lizards

35988431Kingdom of the Lizards by Katrina Kusa
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When we grow up, we leave the world of magical creatures and mystical places behind. But when you’re young, magic is all around you. Whether it’s a special book, a tiny crown, or even the creatures in your favorite garden, magic and friendship can help you do anything.

Clara finds magic everywhere she looks, including the little lizard friends that she reads to whenever she can. When her friends are in trouble, she learns that love and kindness are much stronger than hate and heartlessness.

Clara learns that by working together, and having the support of her friends and family, she can make any wish come true. She can even turn a selfish bully into a sweet and gentle friend, ready to follow her on her next adventure.

Whether you’re young, or young at heart, still dreaming of your magical world, Kingdom of the Lizards will transport you to the wonderful days where you can relive your magic again and again.

What a beautiful story! When I started this book, I just thought it was about a girl who liked animals. Which it is, but it is so much more! This is a story about a little girl named Clara who enjoyed going to a special garden and reading to the lizards there. Then at her parent's candy shop, we meet another child, one much different from the well-mannered Clara. Daniel is selfish and spoiled, demanding all the candy he can eat. We soon learn this his spoiled behavior also included capturing lizards to keep as this playthings. When he captures one of Clara's friends, the whole town much pitch in to help out! But only Clara knows that the lizard is a very special lizard!

While I was told that Katrina Kusa was only 12 when she wrote this story, from reading it, I would not have guessed! Such a well told and interesting story! She did such a great job, and I loved reading this story. The art is also well done, and I love how it has an almost fairytale feel to it, that fits the story perfectly!

*I received a copy from the author for review. This in no way affects my review.*

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