The Little Dragon loves to dance in his magical meadow. When he discovers that he’s not alone, he experiences the overpowering emotions of fear, embarrassment, and anger for the first time. Through a series of heartwarming missteps, he learns the value of being open to sharing instead of isolating himself. This enchanting story helps kids recognize and express their big feelings in healthy ways, and teaches us all that dancing and life are better with friends.
The Little Dragon was honored as a Finalist in the 2019 Readers Favorite International Book Awards for Best Children’s Fable.
Themes include: Emotions, Anxiety, Feelings, Anger, Fear, Embarrassment, Happiness, Sharing, Tolerance, and Friendship
Finalist, 2019 Readers Favorite International Book Awards for Best Children’s Fable
Selected as one of the Top 15 Books for Young Readers in 2019, Conversations Magazine
“It’s always great to read a book that can serve as a springboard to deeper conversations. Being able to talk about how we have felt helps give us tools on how to handle them and how start to recognize feeling them again. The Little Dragon does an excellent job sparking discussions- I highly recommend reading it to your little dragons!” ~ Bryan Grossbauer, Dig It, Daddy-O!
“The Little Dragon is a hardcover picture book, beautifully illustrated with bright, cartoony artwork, about a young dragon who encounters the overwhelming emotions of fear, embarrassment, and anger. Though he makes mistakes at first, he learns that being open to and making friends with others is better than isolating himself. A simple, charming allegory with an invaluable lesson, The Little Dragon is an excellent read-aloud picture book, ideal for parents and children to share during story time or bedtime, and also a choice pick for public library children’s collections.” ~ Midwest Book Review
“The Little Dragon by Sheri Fink is a charming story that held me captivated from beginning to end. If your children like stories being read to them, The Little Dragon by Sheri Fink is a must-have. It will entertain and teach and be enjoyed, probably by more than one generation.” ~ Sarah Stuart, Reader’s Favorite
“This is a sweet little story of a dragon who learns to overcome his anxiety issues. When I read this book I immediately thought of several kids I know who have trouble expressing their anger in a constructive way. The little dragon immediately regrets the damage he caused after an angry outburst which leads to guilt and feeling ashamed. I think all kids can identify with the little dragons embarrassment when he is laughed at for expressing himself in what he thought was a safe and loving environment. Overall, a very cute book with a few lessons on controlling your emotions and opening your heart to new friendships.” ~ Michelle Olson, GoodReads
“Through charming storytelling, fun text, and an endearing main character, the author crafts a darling tale full of magic, whimsy, and sweetly delivered valuable lessons. Fink does a great job of exploring big emotions (fear, embarrassment, anger, and anxiety) in captivating, age-appropriate ways that little readers will easily grasp. The Little Dragon, with its adorable hero; meaningful story; and great illustrations is sure to dazzle and amuse readers of all ages!” ~ Word Spelunking