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The Story Book Knight by Helen Docherty & Thomas Docherty
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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…
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
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