Title: The Storybook Knight
Author: Helen Docherty
Illustrator: Thomas Docherty
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Let me start of by saying this..
I LOVE THIS BOOK!
It might be because I am a huge bookworm myself, but it could also be because the artwork is gorgeous and that I really enjoyed the story itself too.
The Storybook Knight is about a little mouse knight. However, is he isn't what you normally think of when you think of a knight. He is not much of a fighter, he is more of a reader (much to his parents dismay). So one day, his parents find an ad looking for a knight to tame a dragon and they send their son off!
However, he doesn't fight like a knight normally would. He never even lifts his sword (except to point out that he has one). Instead, he takes out a book about whatever creature it is that he encounters on his journey and reads it to them! This settles down the creatures and allows him to continue on.
Not a conventional method for a knight by any means, but it is very effective.
I really like how this book doesn't condone that you need to fight to be brave and to solve your problems. That you can use a book (and your smarts) and find a solution. Also, I like that it shows that books bring people (or creatures!) together!
And the artwork...it is gorgeous! So beautifully done. It is bright without being over whelming and it is a lot of fun to look at. It has a watercolor and ink quality to it and is just gorgeous. It really adds to the story.
Needless to say, I am a huge fan of The Storybook Knight!
This review is based on a copy provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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