Nickerbacher is a dragon who travels to La La Land to audition for The Late Knight Show. Along the way, he encounters magical characters, develops a genuine camaraderie with a prince and princess, and paves the way for equal rights.
Nickerbacher is an Amazon #1 Bestseller, the recipient of the Feathered Quill Book Award – Gold, Literary Titan Book Award – Silver, Bookvana Awards winner, Beverly Hills Book Awards winner, Literary Classics International Book Awards – Gold, Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – Gold, Book Excellence Award – Finalist, Royal Dragonfly Book Awards – 1st Place, Reader Views Literary Award – Classics,
Top Choice Book Review Award – LitPick, and the Wishing Shelf Book Award – Gold.
Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon is a 1st place winner of the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, BlueInk Review’s #1 Best Book, Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval, CIPA EVVY Award - Gold, Family Review Center Best of the Year, Mom’s Choice Awards- Gold, National Parenting Publications Award, Readers’ Favorite International Book Award – Gold, and Writer's Digest Awards - 1st place.
Nickerbacher's book is Story Monster Approved.
From the teacher/coordinator: “The expressions on the character’s faces really help to facilitate the story and personalities of the characters. The kids and I enjoyed reading this. We shared some good laughs.” From one of the student judges: “Everything was perfect! I loved it! It was awesome!”
Nickerbacher is a dragon with a dream. While all the other dragons in his family have grown up to guard princesses and travel with wizards, Nickerbacher wants to be a comedian. Papa Dragon isn’t too crazy about this idea and reminds him of his dragonly duty.
Nickerbacher and Papa Dragon learn to understand each other and see their point of view. This heartwarming story will show children the importance of getting support from the people they love. And to be bold when others might be scared. After reading Nickerbacher’s story, kids will learn the value of being themselves while still respecting their parents.
Children are busier than ever. They spend all day at school and some are part of extended education. When they’re not at school, they are involved in sports, church, and other activities that leave very little downtime. It’s no wonder that few children take the time to read for pleasure. Books must be compelling with strong characters that kids can relate to.
Nickerbacher loves to make people laugh. So much so that he wants to make a career out of being a comedian. He practices his routine on Princess Gwendolyn with great success. She roars at his antics, especially the imitation of his papa. Laughter is music to Nickerbacher’s ears and compels him to create more funny material.
Nickerbacher and his father have a strained relationship. Papa Dragon wants Nickerbacher to have a traditional job so he can be safe. But Nickerbacher wants to break new ground. Their love grows stronger by the end of the story because they learn to truly understand a viewpoint different from their own.
Today’s children are involved with many after-school activities, sports teams, and the latest video games. For kids to voluntarily read books, the story has to be compelling and believable. The characters have to face challenges to overcome and learn to make decisions for themselves. Nickerbacher has a big decision to face and we'll be rooting for him all the way.
This book is aimed at helping kids understand that it’s okay to be yourself. Finding your own truth and honesty will get you far in life. It also includes the theme that differences make us unique. Not being the same could be an asset that could change the world for the better.
Nickerbacher will inspire kids of all ages to dream big! They will benefit from his extraordinary qualities as well as laugh at his silly jokes.
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