The Storybook Knight (Picture Book Review)

Book Review, Picture Books
Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty, illustrated by Thomas Docherty |

Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty, illustrated by Thomas Docherty |


Storybook Knight by Helen Docherty, illustrated by Thomas Docherty

Age Range: 4 – 8 years | Grade Level: Preschool – 4 | Hardcover: 32 pages | Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (September 6, 2016)


About Storybook Knight

Even dragons love a good story…

Leo was a gentle knight
in thought and word and deed.
While other knights liked fighting,
Leo liked to sit and read…

When Leo’s mom and dad pack him off to fight a dragon, he takes a shield, a sword―and a pile of his favorite books.

But can a story be as mighty as a sword?


Praise for The Snatchabook:
#1 Indie Next Pick
“I dare you to try to read The Snatch-a-book silently to yourself. You can’t do it. The book is so wonderful it demands to be read out loud. And besides, if you didn’t read the book out loud, how would the Snatch-a-book hear it?”―Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick

“This ever-so-sweet story begs to be read out loud.” ―Booklist

” The gorgeous illustrations are a perfect match for the lively text. This book is a fabulous fit for both storytime and one-on-one reading. Children will be begging for this book to be read to them every night–clever ones will claim they want to keep the Snatchabook happy.” ―School Library Journal

“The husband-and-wife team of the Dochertys have a winner in this heartwarming tribute to the essential role of bedtime reading in the lives of families.” ―Publishers Weekly

“The story is sweet and the illustrations darling.” ―Kirkus

“This whodunit with an uplifting ending will appeal to fans of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! . . . [it] celebrates bedtime reading as a ritual to be revered, and features a thief who merely wants to share in the fun.” ―Shelf Awareness Pro


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My Thoughts on Storybook Knight

Leo doesn’t need adventure – he gets all the excitement he needs from reading. His parents decide he needs to get out and fight a dragon, so they arm him with a sword and shield and send him off. Being a bookworm, Leo naturally takes a big stack of books with him. He meets many creatures along the way, shares his books, and tames the dragon.

This is a sweet story and a wonderful companion to The Snatchabook. It’s a good book on its own and one that my kids really enjoyed reading. The charming illustrations invite the reader into the story and the rhyming text adds rhythm.

If you liked The Snatchabook, you’ll like The Storybook Knight. These books are popular with kids and parents alike.


Disclaimer: I received access to a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Reply
    Kate Unger
    September 7, 2016 at 10:05 am

    I reviewed this book today too. I loved it. It’s so perfect for parents who love books.

    • Reply
      Dena at Batch of Books
      September 8, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      It’s so cute. Did you read The Snatchabook? It’s by the same author/illustrator.

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