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Leo and the Lightning Dragons by Gill White - Book Tour & Review

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Everybody in the kingdom is supporting the brave knight Leo in his battle against his fearsome dragons. They try lots of different things to help him defeat them but eventually Leo realises that the most important thing to do is to believe in himself. This beautifully illustrated book with a poignant and uplifting rhyming story encourages children to persevere and find strength in the face of adversity, even when it seems that nothing is working. Written by Gill White for her son Leo who suffers from Ohtahara Syndrome, an extremely rare form of epilepsy, and beautifully illustrated by Fife artist Gilli B, this story has been positively received by parents of children with complex needs, by care workers and medical staff and by parents of healthy young children who love the book simply as an adventure story. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to CHAS (Children's Hospices across Scotland).  

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My Review
Leo and the Lightning Dragons is one of the best children's books I've read this year. It's sweet and heartwarming, and it makes one realize just how strong some children can really be in the face of debilitating disorders. 
Leo, the little boy in the book, has a rare form of epilepsy. His seizures are comparable to dragons, and within the pages, Leo turns into a brave knight who does everything he can to fight off those awful dragons who hurt him. 
I may have shed a few tears while reading this book, too. I can't even imagine having to go through something like that at such a young age. Little Leo is definitely a strong, brave, courageous kid. 
The illustrations in the book are lovely, and they will bring a smile to your face.
I'd definitely recommend Leo and the Lightning Dragons to all parents. It's a really great read.
5 stars!

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