Monday, August 16, 2010
Good Knight Sleep Tight
Yet another happy library find. Good Knight Sleep Tight by David Melling will capture your imagination and tickle your funny bone. I would like to start with a little on the illustrations. In my opinion illustrations are more important than the story of a picture book. A good story line can also carry a picture book but after all these are called picture books so the illustrations are where it’s at for me. This book delivers both a good storyline and wacky, whimsical illustrations that do what all great picture books should do. They add even more to the storyline than the written words tell. There are numerous cast of characters to be watched in the tapestries of the castle and on the Good Knights shield. The Good Knight is accompanied by a lion on his shield that has his own activities and actions going on as they go along their quest, so be sure to keep an eye on him.
This is a great read especially if you are about to welcome a new little baby to your family. The story is about just that. A young prince is not to impressed with his new baby sister. All is going along okay until her favorite royal pillow is destroyed and the Good Knight is called on to re-stuff the royal pillow so that peace and quiet will be once again restored to the castle. In the end the little prince’s attention and care is all that is needed for the little princess to be satisfied. I think it’s a great lesson for older siblings on how much their new little brothers and sisters look up to and adore them too.