So what did you think of the story?
I didn't like the box because I hate trolls. I hate stinky toenails. I hate swords but I'd love to use one when I'm a grown up. Swords are dangerous for children. I was happy James rescued Mack. I hate witches because when they die they're still stinky. I like dragons because I love riding on them when we're flying and I love heights.
Anyway, did you like the story?
(with a nod of the head) Yeah.
This was my son's first attempt at a review :)
The Dragon Box is a beautiful story. I think my boy is a tad too young for it, but he did enjoy it (he asked to continue the story every night), so I expect children that are 8-12 as advised would really appreciate it (and so would anyone over that age who is still a kid at heart). Katie Stewart writes really well, making, in my case, reading this story both enjoyable for mum and child. There is action and suspense, and it appeals to the child's imagination with knights and witches and dragons (see above - I would have loved to know what was going on in my son's head as I was telling him the story!). The story will keep the child interested, while remaining straightforward and easy to follow/read.
We are definitely looking forward to more stories for youngsters, especially if they,too, have dragons in :) I am giving it a five-star based on my son's experience, who, I must say, is not always that keen on nighttime reading, but obviously was delighted by this one.