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Slide Background "I picked this book up at a friend's house and ordered five. This is more than a book about vision impairment. It speaks to the concern that every parent has when their child is deemed different. At a time when we need more civil in our society this beautiful book speaks in an authentic voice encouraging our youngest citizens to accept themselves and help others. Fraydo is wonderful."

-- Churchill 5 Star Customer Review Amazon

Slide Background "Read it while shopping for a children's book to give. So much fun -- and ultimately a great lesson on getting advice and solving problems. What a great story, neat illustrations too."

-- John Harrison 5 Star Customer Review Amazon

Slide Background "My daughter (7) and I enjoyed reading this book together. She poured over the illustrations, looking for Fraydo's friend PeeWee on each page and reading all the village signs. She recommends Fraydo the Dragon to kids who like fantasy, magic, and dragons and funny books. I recommend it to parents and teachers who are looking for a way to discuss or explain that sometimes there is more to a friend or classmate's challenging or problematic behavior than meets the eye. It's a great story for encouraging kids to be more empathetic and to raise their awareness of the many ways (including vision differences) that people are different from one another."

-- Jane Osterman 4 Star Customer Review Amazon

Slide Background "Fraydo the Dragon is a wonderful story with beautiful illustrations. The quality of the book is top notch and the illustrations are detailed, colorful, funny and really cute. I love the story of Fraydo and how many messages my kids can learn throughout the book. It's about a dragon with poor eyesight who is "misbehaving" because he can't see or read but it's also about learning to pay attention to people around you, learning to listen and ask questions and about friendship. It's an all around fun book with many great messages. I hope you like it as much as I do."

-- CalMom 5 Star Customer Review Amazon

Slide Background This is a super sweet and funny story that appeals to kids of all ages...from the fifth grade students I teach to the kids at my own house (ages 3 and 6). Fraydo is clumsy and lovable, and his difficulty with spacial awareness and accident prone behavior cause him to be misunderstood leaving him with few playmates. When he discovers he needs glasses, readers will be delighted by what happens next! My kids loved the illustrations and hidden pictures on each page. They laughed out loud at many moments, particularly when Fraydo finally sees himself in the mirror declaring "a dragon!! Run for your lives!!" The night after we first read this book, my son, age 3 asked "can we read that dragon story again?"....a true testimony to it's awesomeness!

-- Rebecca J. Middle School Librarian 5 Star Customer Review

Review 4 – Kelly Murphy As a child, learning to navigate this world is tough, but it’s next to impossible when you cannot see! Thank you, Little Fire Press, for publishing Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem! My kids love the story and are delighted when Fraydo finally gets his glasses. This book is both entertaining and enlightening about the importance of childhood vision health.

— Kelly Murphy, Parent

Review 3 – Shumaker Thank you, Little Fire Press, for bringing Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem! and its message of preventative childhood eye care to our parent community. Fraydo represents the majority of children who are not even aware that their vision is compromised. These kids do not complain. Often the only clue is that they can’t catch a ball or are struggling with reading. Then one day, if they are lucky, they find their way to a pediatric eye doctor. The vision problems are addressed and, for the first time in their lives, their eyes can see accurately, work comfortably, and move efficiently. Young eyes develop rapidly. A child without any risk factors should be first examined between 6 and 12 months of age, around age 3, before first grade, and every two years afterward unless a vision problem has been detected.

— Dr. Jeremy Shumaker, OD Pediatric and Developmental Optometrist Clinical Faculty, UC Berkeley School of Optometry

Review 2 – Kate Anderson "Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem! sheds light, in a humorous and thoughtful way, on the significance of childhood vision health. Educators know that so much of learning is visual and that an undetected vision issue can compromise a child’s academic success, classroom confidence and joy of reading and learning. Thank you, Little Fire Press, for offering a creative way to begin an important conversation about the health of our children’s eyes."

— Kate Anderson, Educator, M.S. Ed.

Review 1 – Claudia Grove "Little Fire Press’ debut children’s book, Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem!, is the first picture book to play out the behavioral and social consequences associated with poor vision. It is a fun story for children that also carries an important message about early, poor-vision detection for all parents, caregivers and educators."

— Claudia Grove, M.Ed, Mental Health Therapist

Slide Background "I picked this book up at a friend's house and ordered five. This is more than a book about vision impairment. It speaks to the concern that every parent has when their child is deemed different. At a time when we need more civil in our society this beautiful book speaks in an authentic voice encouraging our youngest citizens to accept themselves and help others. Fraydo is wonderful."

-- Churchill 5 Star Customer Review Amazon

Slide Background "Read it while shopping for a children's book to give. So much fun -- and ultimately a great lesson on getting advice and solving problems. What a great story, neat illustrations too."

-- John Harrison 5 Star Customer Review Amazon

Slide Background "My daughter (7) and I enjoyed reading this book together. She poured over the illustrations, looking for Fraydo's friend PeeWee on each page and reading all the village signs. She recommends Fraydo the Dragon to kids who like fantasy, magic, and dragons and funny books. I recommend it to parents and teachers who are looking for a way to discuss or explain that sometimes there is more to a friend or classmate's challenging or problematic behavior than meets the eye. It's a great story for encouraging kids to be more empathetic and to raise their awareness of the many ways (including vision differences) that people are different from one another."

-- Jane Osterman 4 Star Customer Review Amazon

Slide Background "Fraydo the Dragon is a wonderful story with beautiful illustrations. The quality of the book is top notch and the illustrations are detailed, colorful, funny and really cute. I love the story of Fraydo and how many messages my kids can learn throughout the book. It's about a dragon with poor eyesight who is "misbehaving" because he can't see or read but it's also about learning to pay attention to people around you, learning to listen and ask questions and about friendship. It's an all around fun book with many great messages. I hope you like it as much as I do."

-- CalMom 5 Star Customer Review Amazon

Slide Background This is a super sweet and funny story that appeals to kids of all ages...from the fifth grade students I teach to the kids at my own house (ages 3 and 6). Fraydo is clumsy and lovable, and his difficulty with spacial awareness and accident prone behavior cause him to be misunderstood leaving him with few playmates. When he discovers he needs glasses, readers will be delighted by what happens next! My kids loved the illustrations and hidden pictures on each page. They laughed out loud at many moments, particularly when Fraydo finally sees himself in the mirror declaring "a dragon!! Run for your lives!!" The night after we first read this book, my son, age 3 asked "can we read that dragon story again?"....a true testimony to it's awesomeness!

-- Rebecca J. Middle School Librarian 5 Star Customer Review

Review 4 – Kelly Murphy As a child, learning to navigate this world is tough, but it’s next to impossible when you cannot see! Thank you, Little Fire Press, for publishing Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem! My kids love the story and are delighted when Fraydo finally gets his glasses. This book is both entertaining and enlightening about the importance of childhood vision health.

— Kelly Murphy, Parent

Review 3 – Shumaker Thank you, Little Fire Press, for bringing Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem! and its message of preventative childhood eye care to our parent community. Fraydo represents the majority of children who are not even aware that their vision is compromised. These kids do not complain. Often the only clue is that they can’t catch a ball or are struggling with reading. Then one day, if they are lucky, they find their way to a pediatric eye doctor. The vision problems are addressed and, for the first time in their lives, their eyes can see accurately, work comfortably, and move efficiently. Young eyes develop rapidly. A child without any risk factors should be first examined between 6 and 12 months of age, around age 3, before first grade, and every two years afterward unless a vision problem has been detected.

— Dr. Jeremy Shumaker, OD Pediatric and Developmental Optometrist Clinical Faculty, UC Berkeley School of Optometry

Review 2 – Kate Anderson "Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem! sheds light, in a humorous and thoughtful way, on the significance of childhood vision health. Educators know that so much of learning is visual and that an undetected vision issue can compromise a child’s academic success, classroom confidence and joy of reading and learning. Thank you, Little Fire Press, for offering a creative way to begin an important conversation about the health of our children’s eyes."

— Kate Anderson, Educator, M.S. Ed.

Review 1 – Claudia Grove "Little Fire Press’ debut children’s book, Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem!, is the first picture book to play out the behavioral and social consequences associated with poor vision. It is a fun story for children that also carries an important message about early, poor-vision detection for all parents, caregivers and educators."

— Claudia Grove, M.Ed, Mental Health Therapist

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==>Fraydo the Dragon Club is now on a class on OUTSCHOOL.COM!
Now, more than ever, young children need a forum to develop their critical thinking and E.Q. skills. I'm proud to provide such a venue via my class on Outschool where topics like friendship, empathy, problem solving and self awareness will be discussed to solve Fraydo's Big Problem!
==> http://outschool.thumbs.top/6jhRB ==>Class: "Fraydo The Dragon Club: Author Reading, Meet Your Kingdom Pen Pal, Socialize"
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Happy Valentine’s Day!!! ...

My brain all in one screen capture. Cool to see Fraydo The Dragon in upper left!
==>Now On Kindle 🔥
@thedragonfraydo @csastorytribe
#InGoodCompany #GoFraydoGo
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Fraydo The Dragon’s Pen Pal Program is in full swing this year!! In this local classroom, mail from the Kingdom arrives today. When it does, the flag will go up and the kids get their letters!! In non-local classrooms, mail is delivered in a fun package the children open. ==> @thedragonfraydo @csastorytribe @spainaragon
#GoFraydoGo #childrensbooks #childrensbookillustration #authorsofinstagram #fraydothedragon
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More Pen Pal letters going out! Now just need to stamp them with the wax seal!!
@csastorytribe @thedragonfraydo
#GoFraydoGo #FraydosPenPalProgram
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Another great Pen Pal Letter.
Thanks!!!
#GoFraydoGo. #FraydosPenPalProgram
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The 2020 Pen Pal Program is under way! I love writing back. @csastorytribe
#GoFraydoGo! #FraydoPenPals
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Falling into a story. Again!!! ==>Follow the journey
@csastorytribe 🦋🌸🦄📚📚
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Getting ready today to read to an Elementary school. First reading of the year. This one is in person. Kids will also take part in the Fraydo Pen Pal Program! And then get back letters in time for Valentine’sDay❤️❤️❤️#GoFraydoGo! @thedragonfraydo @csastorytribe ...

Street Art. Inspiration. ...

Authors Day at Book Passage! Thank you Book Passage! #independent bookstore day. #localauthors ...

Join us for wine and savory treats as we celebrate local authors like Courtney Aragon, author of Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem! All kids will receive a Fraydo the Dragon bookmark! See you soon at the Book Passage/Sausalito Store! ...

Hi Everyone! Cool News. I've been invited to Book Passage/Sausalito for a local author party. Which means I'm inviting you too! Come rub elbows and chat with local authors at the 5th anniversary of Independent Bookstore Day at Book Passage /Sausalito. Wine and savory treats will be served! See you there!!! #bookpassagesausalito #bookpassage @thedragonfraydo ...

Thank you Book Passage for your continued support of Fraydo the Dragon! ...

Flowers from my buddies for my reading at Dixie!! Thanks!! Really made my day!! ...

Book Passage book reading on May 7, 11:00 am. Yahooo!!! ...

Pen Pal letters in the Kingdom Post. ...

Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem! Awarded with the Mom's Choice Gold Medal! ...

Book orders leaving the Kingdom of Aragon ...

Pen Pal Program has been so great! Kids connecting to characters and learning the most art of letter writing! ...

MORE Pen Pal Letters! Paws are now tired!! ...

Quills have been very busy in The Kingdom answering all our letters from the Pen Pal Program!! ...

Fraydo the Dragon Club: Pen Pal Program. Some cute notes to Fraydo, Pee Wee, The Queen and the Knight. Every letter gets a response. ...

Fraydo the Dragon Club: Pen Pal Program. Some cute notes to Fraydo, Pee Wee, The Queen and the Knight. Every letter gets a response. ...

Fraydo the Dragon Club: Pen Pal Program. Some cute notes to Fraydo, Pee Wee, The Queen and the Knight. Every letter gets a response. ...

Fraydo the Dragon Club: Pen Pal Program. Some cute notes to Fraydo, Pee Wee, The Queen and the Knight. Every letter gets a response. ...

Fraydo the Dragon Club: Pen Pal Program. Some cute notes to Fraydo, Pee Wee, The Queen and the Knight. Every letter gets a response. ...

Fraydo the Dragon Club: Pen Pal Program. Some cute notes to Fraydo, Pee Wee, The Queen and the Knight. Every letter gets a response. ...

Fraydo the Dragon Club: Pen Pal Program. Some cute notes to Fraydo, Pee Wee, The Queen and the Knight. Every letter gets a response. ...

Fraydo the Dragon Club: Pen Pal Program. Some cute notes to Fraydo, Pee Wee, The Queen and the Knight. Every letter gets a response. ...

Fraydo the Dragon Club: Pen Pal Program. Some cute notes to Fraydo, Pee Wee, The Queen and the Knight. Every letter gets a response. ...

Fraydo the Dragon Club: Pen Pal Program. Some cute notes to Fraydo, Pee Wee, The Queen and the Knight. Every letter gets a response. ...

Fraydo the Dragon Club: Pen Pal Program. Some cute notes to Fraydo, Pee Wee, The Queen and the Knight. Every letter gets a response. ...

Fraydo the Dragon Club: Pen Pal Program. Some cute notes to Fraydo, Pee Wee, The Queen and the Knight. Every letter gets a response. ...

Fraydo the Dragon Club: Pen Pal Program. Some cute notes to Fraydo, Pee Wee, The Queen and the Knight. Every letter gets a response. ...

Fraydo the Dragon Club: Pen Pal Program. Some cute notes to Fraydo, Pee Wee, The Queen and the Knight. Every letter gets a response. ...

Fraydo the Dragon Club: Pen Pal Program. Letters rolling in. ...

Fraydo the Dragon Club: Pen Pal Program. Letters rolling in. ...

Fraydo the Dragon now at Child's Delight Toy Store! ...

Just sold out at Book Passage! Yay Fraydo the Dragon! ...

Fun reading to the kids! What it's all about:) ...

Happy Valentines Day! ...

Book delivery! ...

Thanks Book Passage!! Fraydo the Dragon on the kids table! ...

Fraydo the dragon made out of cardboard!! ...

Fun to see Fraydo the Dragon center stage at Book Passage. ...

Yahoo. Fraydo the Dragon is at Book Passage!! ...

Fraydo the Dragon Pen Pal Program. Wow! Lots of curious readers out there wanting to know more about Fraydo, Pee Wee, The Knight and of course The Queen. ...

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