Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Blog Tour: The Story Book Knight

I received this book for free from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky in exchange for an honest review.

The Story Book Knight by Helen DochertyThomas Docherty
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Goodreads Summary:
Even dragons can’t resist a good story…

Even though Leo would rather sit at home and read, his parents send him out into the world in the hopes that Leo will become a famous knight. But when Leo comes up against the land’s most fearsome beasts, he soon discovers that scary monsters enjoy a good book as much as anyone…

My Thoughts:
This book is perfect for bookworm parents to read to their children. In this story, Leo is a knight who doesn't like to fight. He loves to read. When his parents force him to go on a quest to tame a dragon, he uses a very unconventional method to tame the dragon and a few other beasts along the way.

The rhyming stanzas in this book are a little clunky at times, but the terrific illustrations and the wonderful story make up for the awkward language. I was cheering for Leo from the first page. This book is a little wordy, so it's probably best for ages 4-6.

I loved the messages - both solving problems without fighting and the joy of reading. And the sight of a tiny mouse in armor with a tiny sword and shield were just too cute. Such a fun read!

My Rating: 4 stars

Blog Tour Fun:
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  1. "Scary monsters enjoy a good book as much as anyone…" well I'm hooked. The artwork looks amazing, I wonder if Leo likes the Serendipity books with illustrations by Robin James? Maybe he should try reading the Dream Tree.

    1. Haha. My thoughts exactly. This book was so perfect for book loving parents. I'll check out those books you mentioned. I've never heard of them.