The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty – ARC Children's Book Review

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cover83604-mediumThe Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty
Illustrated by Thomas Docherty
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
September 6, 2016
Age Range: 4-8 years
Received from NetGalley

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…

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My Thoughts

The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty, with illustrations by Thomas Docherty, is a richly imagined journey into the world of a little mouse who also happens to be a knight. Leo the knight loves to read. He does not like to fight. When his parents send him off with a new sword and shield to fight a dragon, Leo doesn’t know what to expect. But the old adage that the pen is mightier than the sword might just help Leo along on his adventure.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty and my four year old did, too. Leo is adorable and I loved the message of the story. The text flowed and rhymed and was just wonderful. The illustrations are beautiful and we spent a long time looking at each page. The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty has everything a children’s picture book should: fantastic illustrations, incredible text and an easy-to-understand story that packs a powerful message and can be enjoyed by both children and adults. I will definitely be seeking out more books from Helen Docherty, and hope to order this one for my collection at the public library where I work.

Rating Report
Overall: five-stars


3 comments / Add your comment below

    1. Awesome! Glad you liked it. This book is on my baby shower to buy list as well. And I’ll be picking up copies for Christmas gifts. Loved it.

      Thank you for stopping by! Happy Readathon weekend!

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