Come on a bedtime adventure with one little knight as he rides through forests to reach his bedroom, battles crocodiles to brush his teeth and climbs the tallest tower to get into bed. Read more...
Come on a bedtime adventure with one little knight as he rides through forests to reach his bedroom, battles crocodiles to brush his teeth and climbs the tallest tower to get into bed. This exciting and imaginative bedtime tale is told through Owen Davey's charming and witty words and illustrations making this a perfect k-nightly read for every young adventurer."
- ISBN-13: 9780763658380
- ISBN-10: 0763658383
- Publisher: Templar Books
- Publish Date: January 2012
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 2-5
- Dimensions: 10.5 x 9.2 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-03-19
- Reviewer: Staff
Davey debuts with a sleepy boy's "knight-time" routine, complete with toothbrush, shield, and sword. The opening spread presents mirror images of the yawning boy. On the left, he wears pajamas and a colander on his head, and his coat of arms includes an ordinary house. On the right, he wears chain mail and a golden helmet: the house is replaced with a castle. Though the text makes bedtime sound ordinary ("I head down the hallway... and climb the stairs"), the pictures reveal a combination of suburbia and medieval heraldry. The boy rides a unicorn past a (coat rack) tree and up a (staircase) mountain into a halo of sunrays. Alligators and a giant squid splash in his tub, and his bedroom door opens onto a horizon of spectacular turreted castles. Davey's digital illustrations resemble linocuts, and his earthy hues of amber, steely blue, and cream evoke warmth. The knight finally turns out the lights: "Though it has been a great adventure... even a knight needs a good night's sleep." While his quick surrender to sleep may be a touch idealistic, Davey creates a visually striking celebration of the last imaginative hurrah before bedtime. Ages 2–5. (Mar.)