A Good Knight's Rest

School Library Journal

K-Gr 2—The Good Knight, worn out from performing heroic deeds, is given a few days to get away and rest. Unfortunately he takes along his little dragon friends who, like any youngsters on vacation, need frequent stops and lots of attention. Instead of the anticipated nap by the peaceful stream, the peaceful meadow, and the peaceful mountain, the Good Knight must attend to the many needs of the little dragons. They listen at last when he shouts, "I want to REST! I want to RELAX! I NEED a BREAK!" Letting the knight sleep atop the wagon, they drive his long-suffering horse back to their quiet, peaceful cave. There they make him a simple meal, massage his tired feet, and kiss him good night. The cartoon-style illustrations are done in watercolors and ink, perfectly capturing the weariness of the Good Knight and the antics of his friends. With a larger trim size and more extensive vocabulary than earlier easy-to-read titles in this series, this well-told tale is a good choice for listeners and early readers alike. The Good Knight's newest adventure has broad appeal.—Mary Jean Smith, Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN

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