#blogbookaday: Dough Knights and Dragons

18 Jan

34525408.jpgSummary:  “In a mythical kingdom, a knight and a dragon cook up a delicious plan to save their friendship!

In Dough Knights and Dragons, a curious knight and an amiable dragon meet serendipitously, and instantly bond over their shared love of baking. But the friends are filled with sadness when, according to the law, the two must duel one another. Can the unlikely pair find a way to evade the law, save their friendship, and spread good throughout the land? Kids will devour this scrumptiously clever tale!” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Two best friends get creative to save themselves and their friendship in this baking story of knights and dragons. I enjoyed this story, specifically how the knight and dragon chose not to fight and instead thought of way to still follow the rules, but change them at the same time! Plus, as a reader who loves to spend time in the kitchen, all I want to do now is bake some delicious desserts! This is also a rhyming story and does a great job of keeping the rhythm throughout the story, making it an easy story to read aloud. This would be a great start to a storytime before decorating sugar cookies or baking in your own home.

Personal Reaction: Our library hosts an Edible Book Contest each year as kids (or adults) can create something completely edible inspired by a book and I think this would be the perfect story to use – a unicorn cake, knight and dragon cookies, what could be better! I loved that these characters had something in common and that it shows people in the “kitchen” as I feel many people are unsure in the kitchen or feel they aren’t good cooks. Kids love to experiment and explore and this book would be a great introduction to helping in the kitchen with meals or just decorating some yummy sugar cookies too!

Title: Dough Knights and Dragons
Author: Dee Leone
Illustrator: George Ermos
Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books
Publication Date: October 3, 2017

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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