Children - Fable
50 Pages
Reviewed on 03/01/2014
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Author Biography

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Micaela Dartson Hicken fell in love with writing while working on her elementary school newspaper, "The Crusader". With an interest in science and a love for literature, she desired to major in both English and Biology Pre-Medicine, at Xavier University of Louisiana. With her science labs conflicting with the times the English courses were offered, Micaela majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry, thus earning her BS. Micaela went on to earn her doctorate in Podiatric Medicine at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida and from there, completed her residency at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. Micaela currently practices in Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas. Micaela created A Little Texas Entertainment Company, LLC in 1999 and has been creating literary works ever since. Aside writing screenplays and books, Micaela is owner of the film company Two Chix Flix, LLC, and has produced two short films. She also writes with her best friend, Dimitri Logan. The other love of her life is her husband, Randy. She has two brothers, an identical twin sister, Dr. Myrna Dartson, and four step-children. Micaela is also a member of Women in Film.Dallas, and the Dallas Screenwriters Association.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite

In the village of Burnsville, growing a long tail was a very important step in a dragon's life. Growing the tail meant coming of age and gave a dragon the ability to breathe fire. Sparky's family was known for its long tradition of being the best fire breathers in the village and Sparky could not wait for his tail to grow so he could also follow in these footsteps. Finally, his tail grew. His excited father called the entire village to come and witness him breathe his first fire. With the whole village watching, Sparky took a deep breath, but to his disappointment and total embarrassment, no fire came out. However, he soon discovered that his unique difference was going to be the only thing that would save his entire village.

Sparky by M.D. Hicken is a fun and easy to understand children's story. M.D. Hicken put together a unique story that provides the perfect platform to introduce children to the world of dragons and their features and characteristics without any of the usual terrifying dragon tales. Sparky is a cute way to teach kids about important life elements, such as the fact that being different from others is not a bad thing but instead it makes one special. It also teaches the importance of accepting ourselves the way we are instead of wanting to be like others. The book is so vibrantly illustrated that it will capture any kid's attention and encourage them to continue reading the story as they take in the important messages. The writing style is easy for children to comprehend.