Pub Date 06 Feb 2024
Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Frances Lincoln Children's Books
5 plus plus.
This is hilarious, Each page is full of detail and humor, some you have to pay attention and notice that the joke continues on the next page or in the background. This knight doesn't believe in dragons, but he can't notice them even when he walks into the mouth of one of them. It's up to another character (not the horse but he knows more than this knight) to save him. It will be one of my favorite picture books for a long time. Can't wait to collect it once it's out.
Awesome artwork, page design, and good font size.
Thank you, publisher and Netgalley for this e-Arc.
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From the Publisher:
Children will love this hilarious book about a funny knight who goes in search of a dragon to battle!
The other knights have told him that there's no such thing as dragons, but he says, “Forsooth! There is TOO such a thing!” You just need to know where to look!
And luckily, this knight has something very special that no one else has – a map that says: "HERE BE DRAGONS"!
So, he sets off armed with the map, his sword, and his trusty steed. He travels straight to the spot marked ‘X’, past shiny treasure, some suspicious bones and many signs telling him to TURN BACK!
But alas, he’s too busy looking at his map to notice. He wanders up and down a spiky hill (the dragon's back), shouts into a burrow (the dragon's nose), and eventually walks into a very dark cave (the dragon's mouth).
In this laugh-out-loud story, young readers will love seeing the hapless knight search for the dragon, all the while not seeing how close he truly is to the beast!
Will he see the dragon before it's too late?!
With expert storytelling from the author of This Book Can Read Your Mind, Susannah Lloyd, and whimsical illustrations from the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal nominee, Paddy Donnelly, this is a book that will delight time after time. Kids will love coming back to the bookshelf and seeing if they can spot the fearsome dragon in the background. Comedic illustrations with hidden clues hinting at the dragon's whereabouts accompany funny and lively text which kids and parents alike will love to read aloud!