Hunting for Dragons on a Very Long Welsh Walk is a little bit of a continuation of Melinda Kinsman's other book, Odd's Big Scottish Adventure. This time, Odd and M do indeed go on a very long walk across the mountains and valleys of Wales. There's a lot packed into this adventure as the reader gets to not only discover the beauty of Wales, they also get to discover its wonderful language and history with wonderful tidbits of knowledge dotted throughout. My slugs, for example, never knew the story of the Welsh dragon battling the Anglo-Saxon dragon or that King Arthur's knights are said to be asleep in a cave and will awaken if Wales should ever need them. Quite fascinating. Melinda writes with warmth and in a fun way so that the child/slug won't even realise that they're learning. There are fantastic photographs throughout, check out the hut, as well as a useful glossary at the back. Where will Odd and M visit next? Can't wait to find out!
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