Nickerbacher is a dragon and aspiring comedian who travels to La La Land to audition for The Late Knight Show. Hoping to prove to his father – and the world – that dragons can be funny. Nickerbacher befriends a prince and a princess who help him realize his dream while paving the way for equal rights of all citizens.
Nickerbacher's chapter book is a fantastic kid's book that quickly became a bestseller based on the success of the picture book.
All dragons aren’t fierce and dangerous. Some have dreams, one wants to be a comedian. Nickerbacher's chapter book is a modern fairy tale where Los Angeles and Hollywood become an enchanting backdrop filled with magical creatures as a "one of a kind" dragon tries to make it big. In this kid's book, readers will get to experience the struggles, setbacks, hard work and eventual success from the perspective of a dragon.
Ages 7-10 Juvenile Fiction – Early Chapter Books
Everyone knows that a dragon’s duty is to fiercely guard the princess, right? Well, meet Nickerbacher, a witty young dragon who would rather slay with laughter than with fire. Humorous guardian of the beautiful Princess Gwendolyn (for whom he performs daily comedic routines!), Nickerbacher aspires in his heart to become a stand-up comedian in the big city. There’s just one problem: Papa Dragon is staunchly opposed to the idea, insisting that dragons are “not supposed to make people laugh,” dragons are “supposed to scare them.”
What to do when your dreams go against the expectations of family or society? How do you follow what you know in your heart to be true when others don’t see it? Find out as Nickerbacher flies off to the big city to follow his dream—and nearly brings down the house in his first on-stage performance!
Beautifully illustrated and cleverly written, Nickerbacher: The Funniest Dragon provides one chuckle after another while delivering a powerful message to children: The way to happiness is to follow your dreams, and the courage shown in doing so may sometimes melt even the strongest opposition.
Feathered Quill Book Awards says: Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon is a unique twist on the theme of staying true to your dreams.
Ages 3-8 Juvenile Fiction – Picture Books