Nickerbacher The
Funniest Dragon

Company: Terry John Barto, Author

Category: Books : Children

Review Number #3163

PRICE: $15.15 (subject to change)



Published: 1/15/2015
Format: Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages: 34
Size: 8.5x11
ISBN: 978-1-49695-454-1

Dragons are magical. Some are ferocious, some are friendly, and some are silly, but whatever kind of dragon it is, we love reading about them and their incredible adventures. Nickerbacher is a very special dragon. He wants to make his family proud of him, but he doesn’t want to be like all the other dragons. He’s afraid to tell his papa that there are enough dragons to guard princesses. What Nickerbacher wants more than anything in the world is to make people happy. He wants to be a comedian who makes people laugh, but his papa doesn't seems to understand. Even though his friends Princess Gwendolyn and Prince Happenstance think there’s something strange about a dragon who doesn’t want to guard princesses, they support his dream. Will Nickerbacher abide by his dragonly duty or follow his dream of being a stand-up comedian?

In one scene, Nickerbacher asks Prince Happenstance if he ever had a dream. Dreams and goals are important for everyone. Kids want to please their parents, but parents also want their children to follow their dreams. Nickerbacher learns to talk to his father and ultimately, his father loves him enough to understand. Nickerbacher, the funniest dragon has a message about diversity, friendship, and acceptance. The story shows how friends and families can encourage and support us when we are following our dreams.

About The Author...

Terry John Barto is a director and choreographer of 200+ regional theater productions, industrials, television, and cruise ship shows throughout the United States and abroad. As creative director for Wings of Dreams Productions, he honed diverse ideas into compelling stories, wrote screenplays for animation features, and inspired a team of artists to develop dolls and action figures. He lives in Los Angeles, California and enjoys Pilates, Yoga, and hiking with his dachshund, Mazie. Terry John Barto is also the author of Gollywood, Here I Come! Please go to and for more information.


Incredibly entertaining, and as enchanting as it is whimsical... This is a fun one to read to your child, with your child or have them read on their own. If they are like my daughter they will read it multiple times, as it catches their fancy because it is a warm and enriching story and is lighthearted enough to keep their attention.

The brilliance of this author is evident as he displays a warm charm in authoring children's books. I know this will be one that will make you smile, make you chuckle and will have you coming back to be reminded once again of how you enjoyed it the first time.

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