Book Review: Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows


Disclaimer:  I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

  • The Facts:  Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows, story by Asia Citro, Cover Art and pictures by Marion Lindsay, published by Innovation Press 2017 USA, 96 pages, ISBN-978-I-943147-08-3


  • The Review:  Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows is the story of a young girl and her pet cat who use science experiments to help a dragon with a problem.  The book is so much more however.  Beautifully illustrated and descriptively written.  The science experiments are things any pioneering parent-child team could replicate at home and there are many great lessons in the book including understanding the difference between omnivores and carnivores and cooking recipes for baby dragons.


  • This book is aimed towards a youth audience in grades K-5 and explores other themes such as confidence, patience, communication, friendship, learning to get over disappointment and many others which are important life lessons for children in this age range.  The good news is that is book is part of a Zoey and Sassafras series so this is not a one and done experience and continue with the other books in the series.


  • Bonus:  For every 10 books sold, one book is donated to the non-profit organization First Book.  That means by picking up Zoey and Sassafras: Dragons and Marshmallows, you are helping get this book into the hands of kids and teachers in need.

Lia World Traveler

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    Sheena Steward

    September 11, 2017

    This is too cute! The cover was adorable. I have two nieces. One is in pre-K and the other in 4th grade so this would be a great book for them.

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    Aisha Adams

    September 12, 2017

    I am always looking for good book for my brother and sister kids. I like this one. I may have to send it as a little thinking of you gift.

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    September 12, 2017

    Oh this sounds like a great book! Definitely going to get it for my 6 year-old.

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    Mimi Green

    September 12, 2017

    This sounds like such a cute story. I like that is isn’t the typical girly princess type of book. We need this in our collection.

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    Elle Cole

    September 13, 2017

    I love looking at illustrations in children’s books. The illustrations are like their own little wonderlands.

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    September 13, 2017

    The cover art already makes me want to pick up this book, and being a homeschooler makes me want to double time! I love a great story that incorporates educational aspects without making it too teachy!

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    September 13, 2017

    I am always looking for books like this for my 6-year-old daughter. It sounds great and age appropriate for her since she’s at the age where she’s making “friends”, coming into her own, etc.