The Storybook Knight
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Pub. Date: Sept 6th, 2016
My Rating: FIVE Stars!
Goodreads: “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…”
I am really excited to be participating in the blog tour for The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty and Thomas Docherty. I previously reviewed this gorgeous book here, but I wanted to do a little something special for this tour to help promote and celebrate this enchanting story.
The Storybook Knight centers around Leo, a cute little mouse who happens to love reading over swordplay and being a knight. Even when he is sent off to find fame and glory by his parents, he still manages to take some books with him. As he reluctantly sets off to find adventure, he starts to come across a variety of fearsome beasts.
Luckily, Leo is able to befriend them all by sharing with them a story. He uses his imagination to alter some of them to fit his needs. In the end, he is able to convince each of the creatures not to harm him. He also inspires them with his stories and books, and by doing so lights the joy of reading in their hearts.
I am so glad I was able to read this beautifully illustrated and charming story. There are some lovely lessons is this book, especially these:
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I highly recommend The Storybook Knight to anyone who loves beautifully detailed picture books with a strong and important lesson. I would also recommend it to anyone who likes stories with knights, dragons and a bit of silliness in them. A must read for lovers of reading and books.
I would like to thank Sourcebooks Jabberwocky for the beautiful finished copy they sent me in return for participating in the tour, and Netgalley for the e-ARC I was sent a few months ago in return for an honest review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR and ILLUSTRATOR
Helen Docherty has spent most of her career as a language teacher, most recently specializing in Spanish. Her website is helendocherty.com.
Thomas Docherty studied metalwork and sculpture at college before becoming an illustrator of children’s books. His website is thomasdocherty.co.uk.
Helen and Thomas live in Wales with their two young daughters.
Author / Illustrator Links:
Thomas Docherty: www.thomasdocherty.co.uk
Helen Docherty: www.helendocherty.com
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