The Knight And The Dragon

Summary:

A knight and a dragon who never learned to fight each other reluctantly take up the study of how to do each other in, but fail miserably at it and instead, thanks to the help of a librarian, open a BBQ restaurant.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Tomie De Paola's artwork is, of course, terrific.

Content Awareness Factors:

A BBQ restaurant?!? It's such a hard left turn that readers get whiplash.


Little Kid Reaction

It's funny to see the knight trying and failing to use his lance, and the dragon setting everything afire but his opponent.

Parent Reaction

So they opened a BBQ restaurant?!? Okay, I suppose the moral is, don’t fight?

Type of Book:
This is a fantasy story with a happy ending
Educational Themes:

You can use this book just to have some laughs or use the humor of it for teaching about conflict management.

Reading Level:
2.7
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Read to kids ages 3 and 6 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, unless you're a huge dePaola fan.

Title The Knight and the Dragon
Author Tomie dePaola
Publisher Puffin Books, a Penguin Random House Company © 1998
Illustrators Tomie dePaola
ISBN 0698116232
Material Hard Cover
Cost $5.99
Genres Animal Character, Adventure, Fantasy, Dragons
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