MOTERWRITER.COM reviews the hit children's book – Nickerbacher

Author Terry John Barto's book aimed at small children is a glorious celebration of life and its observations as seen through the eyes of a gentle dragon.
LOS ANGELES - Jan. 9, 2017 - PRLog -- Like a cat has many lives, a dragon has too. All dragons aren't your fire breathing, stomping on princes type. Some have dreams, some want to go to La-La land and take up comedy as a career option. Los Angeles and Hollywood become magical places filled with equally magical creatures where our one of a kind dragon tries to make it big as a comedian by auditioning for the TV show The Late Knight Show. You get to experience the dreams, struggles, setbacks, insecurities, hard work and eventual success through the perspective of a dragon and his two friends, Princess Gwendolyn and her rescuer turned admirer Prince Happenstance.

This is a book aimed at helping children and families understand that it's okay to be yourself in this world. That we must always tell the truth and our honesty will get us far in life. It also teaches us never to be apologetic about ourselves or the differences in us that makes us unique. We mustn't try to just blend in and become another face in the crowd; we must strive for the best and always show our best side to the world. The book also address another important point – that of equal rights for all.

Nickerbacher by author and creative director Terry John Barto has some brilliant illustrations and is family-friendly. The book uses the character of Nickerbacher, a witty dragon who aspires to be a comedian to inspire children and their parents to go for their dreams in life, no matter how difficult or insurmountable it sounds at first.

Praise for the book –

"The story is one that is very familiar to all of us. From children in schools to adults in modern offices, you must have come across that one soul who just doesn't seem to fit in. They have dreams in their eyes and you know they would do so much better in some other sphere in life. Backed by exuberant and detailed illustrations, the book follows the journey of a dragon as he comes into his own by following his dream. The joyful and gradual transformation was a treat to read." – Boris. R, an Amazon reviewer

Suzette had this to say, "This was a precious story. The message that it's okay to stand up to your parents and convince them about your dreams to pursue something that you want in life was a good one. You can be good at something, even if other people think you are "different".

"I thought this was an adorable little book. It deserves to be a top-seller and I will read it to my kids one day." – A blogger

Barbara says, "Although written for small children, I know slightly older children will also be able to relate with the fears and insecurities of Nickerbacher. This was a wonderful book that can be revisited."

According to reviewer Alan, "I quite liked this book, and my children loved it as well. The black and white illustrations were amazing, they were nicely drawn!"

Kevin Peter of said that, "in spite of a strong message, the author's fine writing and depictions of slightly anthropomorphic animals living out human lives and fantasies made it a fun read."

About the author:

Before writing children's books, Terry John Barto directed and choreographed more than 200 regional theater productions. In addition, he was the creative mind behind numerous television and cruise ship shows throughout the world. When Terry John Barto was employed as the creative director for Wings of Dreams Productions, he worked with many diverse ideas and turned them into screenplays for animated films. He also used his experience to help artists develop popular action figures and dolls for several large retailers.

Terry lives in Los Angeles, California and enjoys Pilates, Yoga, and hiking with his dachshunds, Hunter and Mazie. Other books he's authored include – 'Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon' and 'Gollywood, Here I Come!'

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