Title: Sleepless Knight
Author: James Sturm, Alexis Frederick-Frost, and Andre Arnold
Series: Yes, Adventures in Cartooning
Format: Finished Copy provided by the Publisher
Page Count: 40 pages
Publisher: First Second
Age Range: 3-5 years old
Genre: Graphic Novels/Kids Fantasy/Art
Description on Goodreads:
The Knight can’t wait for her first camping trip! She and her horse Edward pack everything they need — including her beloved Teddy – and head out into the woods. But when it’s time for bed, Teddy is nowhere to be found! A helpful racoon thinks this “Teddy” sounds familiar, and sends the Knight off to a cave… but that’s no teddy bear in that cave. That’s a bear! In this sweet, simple adventure, basic comics elements combine with the picture book format to create a picture book for the youngest of comics readers, and a fantastic introduction into the world of Adventures in Cartooning.
This was absolutely adorable! I fell in love in the first few pages. It’s a charming tale of a little knight, her horse and the lovely camping trip. If I had children, I definitely would let them read this. The drawing guides are amazing as well! 😀 I love that the knight was female as opposed to male; you rarely see a female knight in childrens books! It’s positive for both spetrums! It shows that girls and boys can be whatever they wish to be! Good show!
Would I/Who would I recommend it (too):
Any parent and child’s art teacher! It’s an amazing story. 🙂