The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty
Illustrated by Thomas Docherty
September 6, 2016
Age Range: 4-8 years
Received from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
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…
My Book Thoughts
From my original ARC ebook review, located here.
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 (now five!) did, too. Leo is adorable and I loved the message of the story. The text flows and rhymes and is 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.
We just purchased a copy of The Storybook Knight for our public library collection. I am so excited to use this book for an upcoming storytime program. Also, I really enjoy books that show kids the power of reading and the amazing world that opens up to them through books. This book does that!