Dormer, Frank W. The Sword in the Stove. PICTURE BOOK. Atheneum (Simon), 2016. Content: PG (knights roasted).
The story starts out with one knight holding himself and running for the bathroom. The other knights gather to cook dinner, disappointed that they didn’t find a dragon to kill that day. To their chagrin, they find first a sword, and then a shield, and even a helmet in the stove.
SPOILERS: You definitely have to have a quirky, macabre sense of humor to enjoy the dragon bragging about how he roasted Harold at 350 degrees after he flame roasts the other two knights for dessert. As much as I enjoy the illustrations, I am not as sold on the actual story.
EL (K-3) – NOT RECOMMENDED. Cindy, Library teacher