Friday, July 22, 2011

A Good Knight’s Rest by Shelley Moore Thomas-ADVISABLE

Thomas, Shelley Moore. A Good Knight’s Rest, illustrated by Jennifer Plecas. Dutton Children’s Books (Penguin), 2011. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK. Another story with Good Knight and the three dragons, the title is wordplay on “Good night’s rest” because the Good Knight is tired from all of his good-doing and needs a vacation with relaxation. The three dragons want to accompany him and he agrees. They don’t get very far, when two dragons need to stretch, and the other needs to use the bushes. They stop at a river, a grassy field, and a high peak, before the Good Knight finally demands rest, so the three dragons take him to their cave and take very good care of him. As always, the illustrations are charming and eye-catching. Parents who have taken small children on vacation will particularly appreciate the Good Knight’s patience and exasperation at all the stops and how many times the little dragons change their minds. EL – ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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