Knighthood for Beginners

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Dave the dragon is terrible at being a dragon - as in, awful at feasting on villagers, bad at setting things on fire and disinterested in hoarding gems. He’s even bad at knitting (which is a pastime all dragon’s enjoy by Dragon Lore). But when Dave finds a book (he does have a thing about reading, inspired by his Great Aunt Maud who was a librarian - yes, even dragons need librarians) on being a knight, he realises his true path and sets out to achieve it. 

This brilliantly illustrated and truly hilarious yarn is author/illustrator Elys Dolan’s first chapter book, but you may know her from her equally amusing picture books, such as Weasels. This book will make a fabulous first chapter book for a child to read alone. It is also a real laugh to read out loud, particularly the words spoken by Dave’s ‘trusty steed’ Albrecht.

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