Oliver’s Hunger Dragon
Since the goal of this book is to bring awareness to the problem of hunger in
America, and the 16 million kids who feel hunger’s impact every day, a portion of
the proceeds of this book will go to the following organizations.
The Clark County Washington Food Bank:
“It is our mission to “Alleviate Hunger and Its Root Causes.”
Feeding America: http://feedingamerica.org/
“Our mission is to feed America’s hungry though a nationwide network of member
food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.”
The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division of Oregon:
“Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing food
and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need . . . mobilizing quickly
and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders
There be dragons in this book. Lots of dragons. These dragons depict the hunger of a child. It’s a clever way to relate to young children how others feel when they don’t have enough to eat. This story starts out with one child with a problem, but he soon realizes he is not alone and others have similar distress. The text written with rhythm and rhyme is sure to delight little ears.
The story teaches children how to reach out to their fellow students who are less fortunate than themselves. The lessons in this book will stay with a child for a life time. I believe any child who reads this book will remember it for always and forever.
The colorful and vivid illustrations in Oliver’s Hunger Dragon pop from the page, and are sure to delight any child. I can’t say enough about how informative and educational this book is, and how the lessons here will stay with a child for many years to come.
It’s just a wonderful book and I loved the way the author Sherry Alexander expresses the importance for others to take notice of those in need. Oliver’s Hunger Dragon is a fun read for young children. In my view, a keeper for any child’s library.
Just loved this book! Stars everywhere!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sherry Alexander, a 2013 graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature, is a writer, author, blogger, and child advocate who writes both fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. This is her first picture book, and comes from her own childhood memory of two Portland Police Officers who brought her family a food basket when they were in need. It is her dream that someday no child will ever experience hunger again. She lives with her husband of 45 years on a small SW Washington ranch with their two horses, two dogs, and the occasional pack of coyotes. Visit her online at www.sherryalexanderwrites.com