‘The kids and I love this book for many reasons: it’s funny, entertaining, the illustrations are fresh and hilariously engaging’ The Knight Who Might Gets a Mighty Review

The Merry Bookworm has got her hands on Lou Treleaven’s upcoming release, The Knight Who Might, which is set to gallop into bookstores this August, alongside the quirky illustrations by Kyle Beckett.

 
The Knight who Might features a knight who tries so hard to be everything that’s expected of him: a talented horseman, a deft swordsman and a fearsome, armour-wearing battler. Unfortunately, though, he just doesn’t seem to have what it takes. What he DOES have, in abundance, is enthusiasm, determination and what we used to call in the military: PMA (positive mental attitude) and so when he sees the calling notice for a Knight Tournament, he is absolutely up for it! His (magic) horse, sword and helmet are not so optimistic, though, and think he’s on a fool’s errand. Initially, they hide from him so that he can’t take part, but as he decides to go it alone, they swiftly follow on, knowing that he really needs their help. As they arrive at the competition, the knight unusually has a fit of the collywobbles, but his trusty magic friends give him a motivating pep talk, and off he charges towards the Lord With the Scary Looking Sword…
 
The kids and I love this book for many reasons: it’s funny, entertaining, the illustrations are fresh and hilariously engaging (you need to get this book for the horse’s expressions alone!) and it’s a fab introduction to positivity for young readers. What I like most about it as a parent, though, is that the knight doesn’t win the competition: optimism and positive vibes alone can only take you so far and it’s good to sow that seed early on! However, the knight is awarded a special prize for giving his all in the face of inevitable defeat, and so children can see that success is not just about winning: you can still achieve great personal pride from taking part, persevering and trying hard.
 

Thank you!
You can read the full review here on The Merry Bookworms site!
Purchase your copy here!

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