SLEEPLESS KNIGHT by James Sturm

SLEEPLESS KNIGHT

From the "Adventures in Cartooning" series
Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

How is a Knight supposed to fall asleep without his beloved teddy bear?

The Knight decides to take his trusty steed, Edward, on an overnight camping trip. The nutty Knight loads Edward with everything but the kitchen sink (but does make sure to include a ukulele, a scooter and a box of rocks). Finally, the pair sets up camp—complete with a cozy-looking pink tent—and after feasting on delicious marshmallows, calls it a night. But while Edward promptly falls asleep, the Knight cannot! Upon discovering that his favorite teddy is missing, the Knight determines to find him. Seeking help from a rabbit, the Knight is led to a bear—but not the soft, cuddly one he was expecting! Eventually, all are reunited, and a forest frolic follows. This simply drawn charmer features illustrations with smooth, rounded edges, cleanly boxed into a clearly delineated panel structure. The small cast (just four characters) and economy of words make for an engaging and easy flow for beginning readers. Those interested in taking the experience one step further can follow the endpaper instructions for drawing the four main characters and making up their own stories about the Knight and his friends.

This Knight may be sleepless, but he certainly does shine. (Graphic early reader. 4-7)

Pub Date: April 14th, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-59643-651-0
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: First Second
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2015




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