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Sunday, 28 December 2014

The Weirdest Knight

December 27 2014

An exciting day playing in the snow led to an odd bedtime reading.

We've read Oliver Jeffers' The Incredible Book Eating Boy on several occasions and I'd say Linus really likes it. I managed to get a third of the way through it and Linus told me to stop. He's never said that for any book at bedtime before, so it was most odd.

 The next book, The Bravest Knight fared a little better. Mercer Mayer's book was originally published in 1968 and titled Terrible Troll. Terrible Troll is these days less likely to look like the ogre in the story and more like an owner of a Twitter account with an inability to spell.

The illustrations in this book are wonderfully detailed with lots to act out. It's a short story and about the right length for Linus this evening.

Tim Hopgood's WOW! Said the Owl saved the day. We're quite familiar with this splendid book. The pictures are glorious and there's a simple thread to the story of an owl who decides to stay awake during the day. Linus loves name checking all the colours of the rainbow.

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