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One of Winston Churchill’s most famous quotes is: “Never, never, never give up.” Toot learns the value of persistence in Toot the Flying Droodle - Part Dragon Part Poodle: A Tale of Persistence by Julian Boram. Toot is a Droodle and lived in a city named Poot. Droodles can fly, but unfortunately, Toot couldn’t. However, with the help of Snowl, Phow, and Swat, Toot finally learns how to fly. Can you guess what Snowl, Phow, and Swat are? What part does Old Man Willow play in Toot’s fun learning-to-fly adventure? Have you ever felt you didn’t belong because you were different from your friends? This book will teach you how to soar with your friends and do what you thought was impossible. What combination of two animals would you like to be?
Julian Boram writes about social acceptance when you are different. His book can be used to help your child understand that being different is good. In Toot the Flying Droodle - Part Dragon Part Poodle, your child will learn that they should keep trying even if they can’t master certain things immediately. Parents can help their children learn the importance of perseverance. If something is worth having, it is worth working for. Toot does not give up until he has learned to fly. He is full of doubts, but with the encouragement of his friends, he finally succeeds. The illustrations are colorful and amusing. At the end of the book, Julian gives your child several fun tasks to complete. Your child will enjoy reading this delightful story and learn important life lessons at the same time.