Susan Coursey Releases ‘How Do You Make a Dragon Laugh?’

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Juvenile fantasy follows adventurous girl Lia invited by aliens to help dragon in distress.

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Author Susan Coursey was inspired to write ‘How do you make a Dragon Laugh? (Cómo hacer reír a un dragon?)’ (published by Xlibris) by a lack of exciting bilingual adventure stories for children ages four to eight. The Bilingual Edition features English and Spanish text with stunning color illustrations of popular subjects such as space aliens, dinosaurs and dragons and themes important to elementary school children and teachers in elementary school.

In this book, Lia has an opportunity to peek into the life of a dragon when space aliens invite Lia to visit the fantastical zoo in their faraway planet. Lia is dismayed to find the huge dragon Perry in a tiny cage for acting out, while other large animals live together happy, safe and free. Can Lia gain Perry’s trust so Perry will laugh again with his friends? As Lia feeds him strawberries, Perry rises to his feet and lunges for strawberries, beginning to trust and laugh again. Lia unlocks the door to Perry’s cage and Perry soars into the cage happy to be free.

The author believes children will stretch their imagination and enjoy seeing the whimsy of Perry the dragon as he develops trust and happiness in an environment that emphasizes the importance of empathy, compassion and trust. Preschool and kindergarten children may even see themselves in the adventures of Lia.

‘How do you make a Dragon Laugh?’
English Version
By Susan Coursey
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 34 pages | ISBN 9781483656557
E-Book | 34 pages | ISBN 9781483656564
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

‘How do you make a Dragon Laugh? (Cómo hacer reír a un dragon?)’
English-Spanish Version
By Susan Coursey
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 34 pages | ISBN 9781493169726
E-Book | 34 pages | ISBN 9781493169719
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Susan Coursey, is a children’s book author and editor of the website It publishes articles providing examples about creation and use of interactive eBook elements for an eBook and how to create a talking storybook for their children. The website will also publish a free downloadable Spanish translation of the children’s picture book as well. Susan Coursey raised three sons, tutored at their schools and coached their soccer teams. She is especially interested in engaging children in reading activities that will excite them while building skills.

About the Illustrator

Bruno Lubrano Di Giunno has delighted parents and children with his illustrations for more than 20 years. Freelance illustrator, based in Bologna Italy, he is best known for drawing illustrations for educational books, children’s books, and comic books. He has worked in many other fields including book cover design, and character design. Member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and USk (Urban Sketchers).

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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