Pub Date:   |   Archive Date:

Member Reviews

An absolutely adorable Christmas story about Duffy the dragon. I am not one usually for Christmas kids books. But this one is a new Christmas favourite.
Was this review helpful?
I absolutely loved this book! The illustrations are absolutely beautiful. I am currently seeking out a copy to purchase!
Was this review helpful?
This is such a delightful book. Duffy is called upon to help Santa with his delivery. The story is in rhyme and the illustrations are so colorful that they held the attention of my grandchildren, via video call, while I read it to them. 
This will be included in my grandchildren's gift next Christmas.

I received this book from NetGalley and BooksGoSocial in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Was this review helpful?
This is an older title from 2006 but it was up on Netgalley more recently. It is a very cute book written in verse. It is about a dragon who is sad to be on his own at Christmas. Santa arrives and asks him a favour. I love the idea that maybe reindeer are not the best suited animals for flying during wintery weather. Why has Santa not asked a dragon to help before?
The book is full of beautiful illustrations and would make a great present for a child. It is something that could turn into a tradition. I can just picture parents reading it to kids alongside Twas the Night Before Christmas. 
As a fun bonus, there is a stew recipe in the back of the book if you want to join in in making Duffy's favourite meal.
Was this review helpful?
Duffy the Christmassy Dragon by Kate Noble is a nice Christmas book for little ones to early elementary readers and listeners. The colorful illustrations are more paintings than anything. They are so beautiful you could frame each page. They tell the story perfectly as well. This is a story about Duffy the dragon as he helps Santa finish his work on Christmas Eve. Your child that enjoys Dragons will enjoy seeing Duffy and joining him in his story. If they want a sweet Christmas story then they will find it in this book too. Duffy is a sweet dragon and it is nice to see how his story unfolds with Santa. This rhyming story is immersive and Christmassy enough to read year after year.
Was this review helpful?
This is so much fun to read! I loved the drawings, and the story, and everything. It's the perfect one to read to your kids! It's adorable. The perfect Christmas read.  Highly recommend.
Was this review helpful?
OK, honestly I'm in awe here. How could someone made a marvelous book for children that rhyme? I was taken to a snowy castle which had a dragon inside! And have a pretty imagination thanks to the illustrations that comes with. Though Christmas is still quite some months away, I can recommend you to grab this book for a present to kids in elementary school.
Was this review helpful?
This was so heartwarming and wholesome!
I mean apart from the dragons, which I love forever and always, and apart from the fact that this is a Christmas book, I genuinely loved the fact that Santa's reindeers only enjoy 'biscuits and sponge cake with hot cups of tea'!!! I did enjoy that it was written in verse, as it flew so well both regarding the story but also when reading it out aloud which is how it is meant to be read in the first place.

And then at the end, the inclusion of the recipe for the Podgepickle stew was so so awesome! And vegan too! :D
Such a great book, I would definitely want to have it as a physical copy and read it to my little one that is yet to be born.
LOVED it and I highly recommend it for the little ones.

Just one remark I would like to mention: the text in the book should a be bit bigger and more pleasant for the eye because it was not that easy to read.

Thank you Netgalley for this book in exchange for an honest review!

A 4,5 star from me!
Was this review helpful?
I can imagine many grandparents reading this to their grandchildren, offering them the warmth of Christmas with a twist.
Was this review helpful?
First off, I loved the illustrations for this book! There is something so incredibly old-worldy and timeless about them... They just make you feel all warm and fuzzy and nostalgic. 
Secondly, the story is utterly charming! It flows lyrically and tells the story of how Duffy the Dragon helps Santa on Christmas. It gave me Night Before Christmas vibes in how it flowed from one verse to the next... It's a perfect story to read to the little ones on Christmas Eve!
Was this review helpful?
Oh what a charming story about a dragon who saves Christmas! My son and I both loved the prose and it was such a pleasure to read. The illustrations were very unique and creative. My favorite part is the recipe for the firey stew at the end of the book! This book would make a perfect Christmas gift for any young reader!
Was this review helpful?
This is a story about a dragon that is by himself on Christmas Eve when all of a sudden he finds Santa asking for his help.  It is a cute, fun read that I would enjoy reading every Christmas to my young girls.  

This book was given to me an an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in an exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.
Was this review helpful?
Another Christmas tale! Who doesn't love a good Christmas story? Except, with dragons! 

This rhyming tale is utterly adorable and a fun way to make Christmas more fantastical. Duffy the Dragon is all Christmassy and gets into the spirit we are all desiring during this fantastic season. She ends up helping Santa and the reindeer out, because that's what good dragons do! 

Also, colourful illustrations are my fave! They are bright and fun.

Three out of five stars.

Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
Was this review helpful?
Fantastic!! The art work is seriously beautiful and the story was great. Will definitely be reading this again with my children.
Was this review helpful?
A sweet story about a dragon named Duffy who gets an opportunity to do a good deed on Christmas Eve. The illustrations are just right and the writing is simple and easy to understand. Any child would love to read this book or read it along with their parent/guardian.  
Highly recommended for little ones.
Was this review helpful?
I thought that this was an alternative Christmas read that was really enjoyable.

I liked the illustrations in the book and the leading role that Duffy plays.

It was an easy book to read and follow and a will be a great Christmas read.

It is 4 stars from me for this one – highly recommended!
Was this review helpful?
Beautiful illustrations! I loved this book. It is a unique and wonderful Christmas story for any child.
Was this review helpful?
This is a very fun and unique Christmas story. My boys would love it!  The illustrations were whimsical!

I did see a few grammatical errors and I think the text could be more evenly dispersed between the pages.
Was this review helpful?
This book combines two things I love, dragons and Christmas, and does so ADORABLY.  The whimsical art really fits the theme, and the cadence of the story definitely brings to mind the traditional Night Before Christmas. Also? That podgepickle recipe at the end is the cherry on top of all the fun of this book; SO cute.
Was this review helpful?
Such a beautifully illustrated children’s book! Originally published in 2006, I had never seen this book before, so it was a pleasure to discover it on NetGalley. I was sent a free digital copy by the publishers on NetGalley for my honest review. 

I loved the colourful, detailed artwork in this book. A lovely festive story about a Dragon trying to save Christmas. I enjoyed the rhyming text, which would make it a nice book to read aloud to a child. This really put me in a Christmassy mood! 

The only issue I had was that the text was occasionally a little hard to read when white text overlapped the illustrations, but this might not be the same with a printed copy.
Was this review helpful?