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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