Friday, September 9, 2016

Blog Tour: The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty and Thomas Docherty

Title: The Storybook Knight
Author: Helen Docherty
Illustrator: Thomas Docherty
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Source: Publisher

Let me start of by saying this..


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 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!

My Rating
5 Stars

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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  1. I would add Won Ton and Chopstick by Lee Wardlaw to the library.

  2. Castle Hangnail, by Ursula Vernon. Her artwork is amazing, and her writing style is hilarious, so I'm thinking he'd like it!

  3. Llama, Llama red pajamas is sweet.
    Theresa N