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REVIEW: Dilwyn The Welsh Dragon

We are super excited to tell you all about the New Children book about the Magical Red Welsh Dragon Dilwyn that is being launched this November from The Royal Mint based here in Wales.

Ever wondered how the famous red dragon of Wales was found and where he grew up? Well wonder no more as the new children’s picture book series, from the Royal Mint and Owlet Press explains it all and his connection with the famous coin makers.

We were recently sent a copy of this new children book series from Owlet Press to read with the kids in return for sharing our honest thoughts with you.


The Storyline

Dilwyn the Welsh Dragon focuses on the Royal Mint building based in South East Wales and how they make all our country’s money.

It takes us on an adventure when a magical egg hatches inside pile of golden coins and out pops the cutest little red dragon they named Dilwyn, which means truth.

Following Dilwyn as he grows and grows, we learn how he becomes a loyal watcher of all the golden coins and keeps them safe from troublesome robbers who wish to steal them


The Illustrations

Dilwyn the Welsh Dragon is illustrated by Jessica Rose and boy is he adorable. The pictures are cute and bright and an excellent addition to aid the storytelling about Dilwyn. Some of our kids favourite pictures include

The pretty multi-coloured magic egg amongst the golden coins and Dilwyns cute face as he hatches from it


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They also thought it was crazy cute when everyone cooed over him as he lay in all the money


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But by far the most favourite picture that the kids found it proper hilarious was when Dilwyn burnt the bums of the robbers


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About the Author

Dilwyn The Welsh Dragon is written by Samuel Langley-Swain who is an adoptive Dad from a two-dad family, and founder of Owlet Press who are independent publishers of inclusive children’s books that specialise in uplifting and diverse stories.

Many of Sam’s books such as “What Wesley Wore” are inspired by the challenge’s children face and he cleverly takes these big issues and delivers them in his books in a way that small readers can digest and discuss these issues with friends and families.  Sam has personally found his writing journey a truly life changing experience and wishes that his stories can bring joy and strength to the children who need it most.


Would we Recommend Dilwyn The Welsh Dragon book for your Child?

The children’s book about Dilwyn the Welsh Dragon really captures a child’s mind and makes them explore the possibility that a Dragon really is sitting on money to protect it and we just love story books that can make kids mind wander like this.

We love that we are able to read about the Royal Mint with the kids, explaining what they do and how important a place it is making all our coins and then to be able to explain to them that its a real place that is genuinely not far from where we live in West Wales.

The Royal Mint has a visitor centre attached to it and it has been on our to do list for a while to take the kids to, so hopefully we will get round to it as these books have reignited that idea to go see it in person.

This picture book series about Dilwyn the Welsh Dragon protecting the coins is aimed at pre-school readers and also links superbly well into the other children’s reading book series “The Tooth Fairy” that the Royal Mint and Owlet Press are launching.

Both Grown ups and kids that read this book loved it and therefore we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this as a fab addition to your child’s book collection or too an awesome idea for gifting. If you want to check this book series out you can get them from Amazon here



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