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SLEEPLESS KNIGHT BY JAMES STRUM, ALEXIS FREDERICK-FROST, & ANDREW ARNOLD: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

by hmhibbit, September 12, 2014

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5 star rating
 
Sleepless Knight
By James Sturm, Alexis Frederick-Frost,  & Andrew Arnold
ISBN# 9781596436510

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Jerjen

sleepless-knight-james-strumSleepless Knight is a cute children’s book done in the style of a comic book.  I thought this was a great way to write the book because it gives younger readers an exposure to comic books.

Knight and her horse, Edward, are going on a camping trip.  After packing everything up for the trip, loading Edward with so much stuff he can barely move, they are on their way.  Knight seems very happy to let Edward do most of the work, from carrying the load to setting up camp.  Once they are settled, they eat marshmallows until Edward is stuffed and falls asleep.  Knight starts looking for Teddy, her teddy bear, but cannot find him.  Knight cannot sleep without Teddy, so she sets out to find Teddy by herself, because Edward will not wake up.  Knight encounters different animals while searching, including a real bear.  But no matter how much she looks, she cannot find Teddy.  She returns to the campsite to try and wake Edward up again, and there she finds Teddy under Edward.  Now Knight goes to sleep and the animals that she woke up during the search are wide awake.  So it is back to roasting marshmallows for them.

I thought this book was a cute children’s story.  The sentences are short and the words used are words that a child would understand.  The illustrations are colorful and vivid and went together nicely with the story.  I thought the cartoony comic feel was a big plus.

Another thing that I really like about this book is at the beginning and end of the book there are instructions for drawing the characters that are in the book.  Your child can learn how to draw Knight, Edward, Rabbit and Bear.  I think this is such a great addition to the book and something that many children will love to try.

I would recommend this book for all adults who enjoy reading adorable books to their child.  I think that a child will be happy just looking through the book, looking at the pictures.  At least, my granddaughter was very happy doing that.

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*

 

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