The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty & Thomas Docherty
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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Can a story save the kingdom?
When Leo's mom and dad send him off to fight a dragon, he takes a shield, a sword--and a pile of his favorite books.
But can a story be as mighty as a sword?
My review (first shared February 17, 2017):
This is a super sweet rhyming book about a knight who would rather read a good story than battle a dragon. His parents have other ideas. So he packs his sword, shield, and, of course, books and heads off on an adventure. In the end, stories save the day as he meets an interesting cast of characters along his journey.
This is just a darling book. We love nearly all things dragons in this family and this sweet knight wouldn't hurt a scale. The illustrations are colorful, featuring many adorable animals in the fairytale land. Even the scary creatures our brave knight meets are pretty darn cute! Parents will love the message that books, brains, and kindness can save the day. Kids will love the rhyming and the fantastical illustrations.
Miss R's Review (my daughter. She was 9 years old when she wrote this review.):
It's about dragons. The knight helps save all these crazy monsters who try to attack things. He is nice and reads them books and lets them keep the books. The dragon even helps clean up his mess. Some dragons aren't very polite, but he learned the polite thing to do from the knight. It's good for kids who like adventure, reading, and dragons. It helps people see reading as a good thing. I hope you like this book if you read it for yourself.
Author's site: https://www.helendocherty.com/