Saturday, April 16, 2016

REVIEW: The Storybook Knight (OR The Knight Who Wouldn't Fight) - by Helen Docherty & illustrated by Thomas Docherty

***** (5) out of 5 stars!

I absolutely love this book!  I a big fan of books and reading in general, and I have a special affinity for a good children’s book.  But this one far exceeded anything I could imagine.  The small details, such as the patched picnic blanket, really made each scene seen unique and authentic.  It has all the key elements of a great story: adventure, rhyming cadence, a knight in shining armor, a dragon and other fearsome beasts, gifts of books, etc.  Despite his parents sending him out into the world (well equipped with a wooden sword, I might add) to make a name for himself as a famous knight, Leo is not at all interested in fighting.  Instead, he wins over all the monsters with no violence at all.  He even tames a dragon well enough to get him to clean up the mess he has made of a town.  Leo accomplishes this simply by sharing stories with the creatures that he encounters.  In the end, his parents finally have to admit that knowledge has won out over brawn, and they leave Leo alone to read his books, with all of his new-found friends that he met along his journey. 

I received a free e-copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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