Book Review: Baby Dragon’s Big Sneeze by Sheryl Bass

When a young dragon accidentally burns down a village with a fiery sneeze, the townspeople are angry. The dragon fears for his safety—until a brave little girl enters his cave and learns that the poor dragon is sick.

Will the townspeople understand and accept that the dragon did not burn their village on purpose? Will they trust this giant beast to get close enough to treat his cold?

With brilliant, eye-catching illustrations, Baby Dragon’s Big Sneeze teaches children aged 3-7 pro-social values such as sharing, compassion and helping those in need.

(Be-Kind Publishing; October 19, 2022; ISBN Hardcover:979-8-9870406-1-4; ISBN Paperback: 979-8-9870406-0-7)


My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Baby Dragon’s Big Sneeze is a wonderful picture book for children. It has rhyming text and beautifully detailed illustrations. I read it to my 4-year-old grandson, and he really enjoyed it.

This amazing fairytale-like story is about friendship and teamwork. When the town’s people find out that the baby dragon accidentally burned down their town because of a cold, they get to work helping him to get better. In turn, the baby dragon helps them rebuild and promises to stay with them forever. So cute!

This is definitely a book for a child’s library, and I can’t wait to read it to my other grandson!

About the Author

Sheryl Bass holds a master’s degree in Social Work and has studied child development. She uses these insights to inform her picture book writing. Bass is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and Children’s Book Insider (CBI). She has had personal essays published in two books, Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories About Chihuahuas (Kyla Duffy and Lowrey Mumford) and Second-Chance Dogs: True Stories of the Dogs We Rescue and the Dogs Who Rescue Us (ed. Callie Smith Grant). Bass also holds a master’s degree in Journalism and is currently working in public relationsHer goal in creating Be-Kind Publishing is to produce lighthearted rhyming stories with gentle themes of teamwork and friendship. Bass resides just outside of Chicago, IL with her husband and two terriers.

About the Illustrator

Remesh Ram has been working in the Animation industry for the past 16 years. He is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Prayan Animation, which launched in 2012.  Not just an Animator, Ram is a full Pre-Production to Post-Production professional, with an extensive knowledge base in all areas of the industry, particularly in new technology and advancements.

About the Publisher

The name Be-Kind Publishing was inspired by the saying, “It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.” As we grow up, a societal emphasis is sometimes placed on wealth and power, but kindness truly can make the world a better place.

Be-Kind Publishing is an independent micro-publisher of children’s books. Founded in 2022, our goal is to produce colorful, thought-provoking stories for children and their families to read and discuss. 

At Be-Kind Publishing, we strive to develop products that offer social emotional learning (SEL) or pro-social, aspirational messages. We offer our books in multiple formats: digital e-books, paperbacks, and hardcover. Our goal is to create stories that parents and teachers will be proud to include on a child’s bookshelf, a bookstore and in a school or public library.