It’s Perfect Picture Book Friday and it’s officially SPRING!!!
I think that calls for a little kicking up our heels, don’t you? 😊
After all that frolicking I suppose I should be sharing a book that celebrates cavorting… I didn’t quite manage that, but I’ve got one that celebrates adventure. . . 😊 🐉
Title: The Storybook Knight
Written By: Helen Docherty
Illustrated By: Thomas Docherty
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, September 2016, fiction
Suitable For Ages: 4-8
Themes/Topics: reading, being true to yourself, standing up for what you love
Opening: “Leo was a gentle knight
in thought and word and deed.
While other knights liked fighting,
Leo liked to sit and read.
He was kind to every creature.
He wouldn’t hurt a fly.
When Mom and Dad said,
“Knights must FIGHT!”
he couldn’t quite see why.”
Brief Synopsis: Leo is a small knight who is fond of adventures—at least the ones found in his books. His parents hope that the challenge of fighting a dragon with his new shield and sword will turn him into a brave, dragon-fighting knight. But Leo finds his own way to tame the dangerous beasts he comes across on his quest! 😊
Links To Resources: Easy Dragon Crafts for Kids; waffle dragon (recipe); dragon songs ; read with There Was An Old Dragon Who Swallowed A Knight by Penny Parker Klosterman
Why I Like This Book: fun read-aloud rhyme, active, engaging illustrations, and a fun story – what’s not to love? 😊 But one thing I especially love is how distinctly all the characters come across. Leo is so appealing. It’s wonderful to see his confidence in himself, and how he uses what he loves and believes in to solve the problems he comes across. It’s a good message for all of us to use the tools we have 😊
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 😊
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10 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – The Storybook Knight”
Susanna, HA! I am so glad I scrolled back up the post (to look), I’d initially missed the caveat about the spreadsheet. I love this book and I really enjoyed your review. Thank you.
I love this book. How cute and engaging. Very clever Helen and Thomas.
Have not seen this story, but it is so sweet and the illustrations are captivating. I love the idea of a little knight who’d rather read!
Great photos of bounding babies! And what a fun book! I love that knight.
Susanna — Have tried to add my link twice over the past 45 min., and it doesn’t show. Wonder if others are having trouble?
What a fun story! Reading about adventures is a great way to feed our imaginations as we shelter in place.
Were you able to post to the link today? I’ve tried and can’t. She says we can post on last weeks link, but I’m not sure it works.
The text and illustrations dynamically compliment each other! Love this book! Thank you so much for posting it today:)
Love this one too! Been ‘out’ of the PPBF scene for a number of weeks – hope to jump back in soon!
I don’t like fighting either…. But I LOVE stories! I totally get Leo.
Love and licks,