Good Morning, fellow picture book peeps!
I don’t know about you, but there are so many books I want to post for Perfect Picture Book Friday lately that there aren’t enough Fridays! As you well know, by this time next week we’ll be up to our Jack-O-Lantern grins in the Halloweensie Writing Contest, so we’ll have to skip our perfect picture books… but for a very good cause! I can promise you the stories that will be entered will be so much fun to read that you won’t even notice we’re not doing PPBF 🙂
But for today, I have another delightful book to share! And just wait til you see the activity kit that goes along with it – I tell you, it made my writerly heart go pitter-pat! 🙂
Title: Dough Knights And Dragons
Written By: Dee Leone
Illustrated By: George Ermos
Sterling Children’s Books, October 3 2017, fiction
Suitable For Ages: 5-8
Themes/Topics: friendship, creative problem solving, standing for what you believe
Opening: “In a magical kingdom far to the east
lived a very small knight and a very large beast.
One day while collecting fresh herbs in a glen
the young knight discovered a well-hidden den.
It was filled with ingredients he’d not seen before.
The lad couldn’t resist – he just had to explore!”
Brief Synopsis: A young knight and a friendly dragon meet by chance in the woods and become friends when they discover they both love to cook. But the kingdom has a law that knights and dragons must fight each other. The friends can’t bear the thought! Can they cook up a clever way to avoid fighting and put an end to the silly law?
Links To Resources: Fantastic activity kit from the author! Read with A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale by Penny Klostermann and compare and contrast 🙂 (Sorry if I just gave you a ghastly flashback to high school English essays 🙂 )
Why I Like This Book: This is such a fun, imaginative story. I love that the boy and the dragon develop a close friendship over cooking and baking, (something you might not expect of a boy and a dragon 🙂 ) but that there is also a real element of tension because of the law that requires them to fight. And I love that they stand up for what they believe in and find a creative solution to the problem. The rhyme is catchy and fun to read aloud, and the art is entertaining, colorful and delightful – a perfect complement to the story!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂
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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!! 🙂 and come to the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival if you’re in the area! I’d love to see you!!! 🙂