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The Storybook Knight Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-01-15 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 39 user ratings
ISBN:1492638145
LANGUAGE:English

"We know the pen is mightier than the sword, but for the mouse knight in this story it is the book that is mightier. Leo wants to read. His parents want him to get rid of the dragon that is hurting the land.

So Leo sets forth with his books in tow, and reads to all the creatures that try to stop him along the way, including the dragon.

I think this is the first picture book I have ever seen that features dragon poop, which Leo helps the dragon clean up.
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A sweet little picture book with bright drawings, and a good moral, that fighting isn't always the answer.

Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review
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" Excellent rhythm as a read aloud, which means it's FUN to read aloud (rhythm makes a difference). Great story. Kids gave it two thumbs up. " said.

" I usually don't add children's books here, but this was such a cute book! I had to recommend it!! " said.

"It should come as a surprise to no one that I love books about reluctant dragons and the knights who don't want to slay them. KENNY AND THE DRAGON is a longtime favorite of mine, for instance. Another favorite thing of mine is books about booklovers.

And this charming new picture book checks both those boxes! Our knight is a tiny adorable mouse who solves his problems by giving his opponents great books to read. And when he's tasked with slaying a dragon . . . will his usual technique work?

Of course it will, and it's precious. The pictures are darling, the story is charming, and there is the perfect amount of words on each page to make this a perfect read aloud!
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"The Storybook Knight was written by Helen Docherty and illustrated by Thomas Docherty. It shares the story of a young gentle knight named Leo who is kind to creatures and prefers reading to any other activity.

Don't you just love him already? Leo if you haven't guessed is a mouse. His parents want him to be adventurous and become famous. They give him a shield and sword before pushing him out the door to slay a Dragon. Leo is reluctant but packs a lunch and of course a stackful of books.

The story that unfolds shares his journey as he meets a Griffin and a Troll before finally confronting the Dragon. Each page is colorfully illustrated and the story is told in verse. As Leo encounters each beast he is forced to use his quick wits to keep them from eating him and soon he befriends them.

I adored the message this book gives young readers. It also let's them know there is nothing wrong with having your nose in a book. Leo's experience with his parents is something all book lovers have faced at one time or another. The Storybook Knight reminds us it is ok to be you, to do things different and above all to love reading.

Copy obtained at BEA2016 This review was originally posted on Caffeinated Book Reviewer
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"This book was SO CUUUUTE!!! Squeal!!

The artwork was adorable and had lots of details to look at. The horse's personality came out, without it even saying a word!

For the scatalogically obsessed, there was dragon poo, dealt with in an appropriate way.

I absolutely LOVE Leo! He's a mouse hero after my own, book-loving heart.

The story was cute and SOOOO book loving it warmed my heart and that last picture spread was BEAUTIFUL and made me want to step inside and join in the reading with them.

Completely adorable book. Perfect for your little bookworm in training! 5 big, shiny stars! Highly recommended! :)
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"Helen ja Thomas Dochertyn "Ritari joka ei tahtonut taistella" (Mäkelä, 2016) on runomuotoon kirjoitettu kuvakirja Riku-ritarista, joka joutuu lohikäärmejahtiin. Haarniskoitua hiirtämme kiinnostaisi enemmän lukeminen kuin taisteleminen, ja niinpä hän pakkaakin mukaansa ison nipun kirjoja. Niistä onkin heti alkajaiseksi melkoisesti hyötyä, kun matkallaan hän joutuu kohtaamaan mm. aarnikotkan ja sillan alla asustelevan peikon...

Dochertyjen edellinen kirja Pikkuinen kirjavoro oli todella hurmaava kuvakirja lukemisen ihanuudesta, eikä tämä jää kyllä yhtään siitä jälkeen. Silkkaa parhautta!
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""Leo was a gentle knight in thought and word and deed.While other knights liked fighting, Leo liked to sit and read". Here is the beginning of this beautiful picture book about Leo, who couldn't understand why knights must fight.

One day his parents send him to tame a scary dragon, armed with a shield and a sword. Leo loads lots of books too. In his way he crosses paths with a Griffin and a Troll, and both surrender to the storybooks smartly chosen by Leo, that have them as main characters.
Leo finally finds the Dragon, and it is fierce and enormous! It's true that Leo needs to read the dragons' storybook six times, but the Dragon not only quits fighting, he also helps to clean up all the mess he left in the town.

Such a cute story! The text in verse is totally enjoyable and the illustrations are absolutely lovely. Leo is the kind of character you fall in love with in the first page. What could be better than switch weapons for books? Surely a 5 stars!

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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