The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty, Thomas Docherty



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Even dragons can’t resist a good story…

Even though Leo would rather sit at home and read, his parents send him out into the world in the hopes that Leo will become a famous knight. But when Leo comes up against the land’s most fearsome beasts, he soon discovers that scary monsters enjoy a good book as much as anyone…


I absolutely LOVE this book for children. First of all, the message. The message! The moral of the story here is this: you do not need to fight to get what you want accomplished, you can use your brain. And that, my friends, is what this world needs a little (or a lot) more of. If we can teach our children this, our future would be bright.

Leo, the main character, is a pacifist bookworm (love him) whose parents want him to be a knight. All he wants to do is read (I get it, Leo. Here too).

The story is told in rhyme, which I always love as I feel it engages the children more in the story. My four year old was captivated. The illustrations are bright and beautiful.

I highly, highly recommend this book for children. 5 stars!


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Author Links:

Thomas Docherty:

Twitter: @TDIllustration

Helen Docherty:

Twitter: @docherty_helen


A giant thank you to Liz at Sourcebooks for sending a beautiful hardcover copy of this book my way to review. I am so pleased to be apart of this book tour.


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