The Boy Who Skated with Dragons | Jim Bates

by | Apr 23, 2019 | Featured Article | 5 comments

The Boy Who Skated with Dragons” is about a shy boy who has trouble making friends because he is scared to talk to other people, he has a very creative imagination, his only friends are imaginary dragons. He feels very alone until one day when he discovers skateboarding.

His life changes once he starts skating, he is able to make friends and overcome his struggle with shyness, he is also able to build confidence and learn to believe in himself. The boy learns that anything is possible through hard work and dedication.

He finds meaning and purpose in sharing his talents with others.  This book is written and illustrated by Jim Bates who is a professional skateboarder who struggled with being shy and feeling out of place, the goal is to inspire others with a positive message “Believe in yourself and follow your dreams” we can all accomplish amazing things in our life and we all have our own talents that we can use to make a difference in other people’s lives even through our struggles. No one is perfect and we can all make a difference in this world.


  1. Kathleen

    Very cute books positive messages and illustrations. I would recommend adding these books to your library or classroom.

  2. Sheska

    Simple and cute illustrations with a deep story. This is perfect for my son. Thank you Jim!

  3. Ella Wood

    My daughter got into drawing dinosaurs after reading this book. All I can say is, it definitely left an impression.

  4. Charito

    delightful read for children of all ages

    • Ella

      it’s fun and heartwarming for skateboarders too



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