Review – The Knight Who Wouldn’t Fight by Helen & Thomas Docherty
Today I have something a little different as I am reviewing a fab new gorgeous picture book that is due to be released on the 4th August 2016 published by Scholastic.
The Knight Who Wouldn’t Fight is by Helen & Thomas Docherty and is gorgeous inside and out. Beautiful words by Helen and stunning illustrations by Thomas make this picture book a joy to read.
I am so over the moon to be part of the wonderful blog tour for this book!
For my stop on the blog tour I am going to share my thoughts on the book and post a review….but in a slightly different way!
A huge thank you to Faye Rogers and Scholastic for having me on this wonderful tour and for sending me the book to read.
Leo the mouse isn’t like the other knights. While they like fighting, he’d rather read a book. Leo’s parents are keen to turn him into a proper knight, so they pack him off on a mission to tame a dragon. But Leo knows that books are mightier than swords, and he tames not just the dragon, but a troll and a griffin, too \- by reading them stories. With its witty rhyming text and glorious, detailed illustrations, THE KNIGHT WHO WOULDN’T FIGHT is a joyful, magical picture book about the power of stories.
Publisher – Scholastic
Published – 4th August 2016
Format – Paperback
Category – Picture Book
Source – I was sent a copy of this book by the wonderful people at Scholastic as part of the blog tour organised by Faye Rogers. This does not affect my review or my opinions in any way and am delighted to write an honest review. Thank you Scholastic for sending this to me to read and to Faye for organising!
** Please note Tales Of Yesterday Reviews are written as spoiler free as possible**
Please note that this book is written in rhyme so therefore I am trying my review in the same style….
Even Chelley’s love a good story!
Chelley was a thoughtful sole
A book she was in need
While her hubby is busy making Lego
Chelley likes to sit and read.
And through the door a gem appeared
All sparkly and new
A bright and colourful picture book
All ready for me to review.
I turned the pages one by one
And read every single word
I smiled and laughed and cheered a lot
It was the sweetest story I’d ever heard.
Leo loved to sit and read
Stories old and new
But his parents wanted him to venture out
Poor Leo had to follow through.
Off Leo goes to tame the dragon
To make his parents proud
With his sword and brand new shield
He rides underneath the clouds.
A Griffin, a Troll and a Dragon
Friends he meets along the way
A brave old knight who wouldn’t fight
He had far too much to say.
The illustrations in this book
Were perfect through and through
They capture every moment
Even lots of dragon poo!
I highly recommend this book
For adults and children to share
The perfect little story
To show loved ones that you care.
So snuggle on down with Leo and friends
And a pile of favourite books
Books are powerful, fun and amazing
One page will get you hooked.
Words are all Leo needed
On his journey through the lands
A book or two to share with friends
And that, sadly, is where my story ends.
I award this book 5 out of 5 Tales Of Yesterday Books!
You can buy a copy of The Knight Who Wouldn’t Fight here
Or why not add it to Goodreads here
About Helen & Thomas Docherty
Helen Docherty is the author of THE SNATCHABOOK and ABRACAZEBRA. Helen lives in Swansea with her husband, Thomas, and their two daughters
Thomas Docherty is the acclaimed illustrator of THE SNATCHABOOK, ABRACAZEBRA and THE SNORGH AND THE SAILOR. He was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal.
You can catch up or follow the rest of the blog tour at the following stops
Monday 1st August
Tuesday 2nd August
Wednesday 3rd August
Thursday 4th August
Friday 5th August
Saturday 6th August
Sunday 7th August
Have you read The Knight Who Wouldn’t Fight? What did you think? Has this review made you want to go grab a copy? I would love to here from you! Why not leave a comment using the reply button at the top of this review or tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy!