Nonna’s Corner: The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty

September 7th, 2016 Kimberly Review 16 Comments

7th Sep

Nonna's Corner

Today on Nonna’s Corner I am sharing an adorable book I picked up at BEA. The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty. I don’t mind telling you that this Nonna loved the hero and the mythical beasts we encountered. You will want to add this beautifully illustrated hardcover book to your holiday shopping list.

Nonna’s Corner: The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty
The Storybook Knight
by Helen Docherty
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 32
Source: BEA
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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…

The Storybook Knight was written by Helen Docherty and illustrated by Thomas Docherty. It shares the story of a young gentle knight named Leo who is kind to creatures and prefers reading to any other activity.

Don’t you just love him already? Leo if you haven’t guessed is a mouse.  His parents want him to be adventurous and become famous. They give him a shield and sword before pushing him out the door to slay a Dragon.  Leo is reluctant but packs a lunch and of course a stackful of books.

The story that unfolds shares his journey as he meets a Griffin and a Troll before finally confronting the Dragon.  Each page is colorfully illustrated and the story is told in verse. As Leo encounters each beast he is forced to use his quick wits to keep them from eating him and soon he befriends them.

I adored the message this book gives young readers. It also let’s them know there is nothing wrong with having your nose in a book. Leo’s experience with his parents is something all book lovers have faced at one time or another. The Storybook Knight reminds us it is ok to be you, to do things different and above all to love reading.


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16 Responses to “Nonna’s Corner: The Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty”

  1. Kristin

    I loved this one!! I had to MAKE Jake sit and read it with me but he liked it afterwards. He’s at that in between age where I never know what he’s going to like and not like. But I loved the message of this cute tale 🙂

  2. Angela Adams

    I jotted down the information to pass on to our local library branch (and any other children’s librarian that I may come across!) Thanks for the post.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Ali! I am really off because I saw your WoW and thought..Ali hasn’t posted since last Weds? That can’t be right. Seriously had no clue it was Weds!!!

  3. Bookworm Brandee

    I love this book! I read this one to myself, Kim. (I got it at BEA as well) I wish I had more little kids in my family to share this book with. But I’m thinking I’m going to keep it and add it to my shelf for the day I have grandkids. 🙂 (which will be a long, long time from now! LOL)

  4. Aubrey Wynne

    Oh this looks like one to add to my collection. |You always manage to find one I’ve missed or haven’t pulled out in a long while!

  5. Berls

    I grabbed this one at BEA too and I love it’s message! I haven’t shared it with my class yet, but plan to. The pictures are great too 🙂