The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight by Elli Woollard
  

The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight

Written by Elli Woollard
Illustrated by Benji Davies

3+ readers   
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New from the creators of The Giant of Jum is another warm-hearted fairy-tale adventure brimming with joy and excitement. The Dragons of Dread are a terrible bunch, who love to snack on ‘dribblesome, nibblesome, knobble-kneed knights’. When little Dram turns four, he’s sent out alone to bite a knight, but soon runs into trouble, crash-landing in a lake. Fortunately there’s a young human there to help. Sharp-eyed readers will immediately spot that this little boy is a knight-in-training and anticipation builds for the moment these new friends realise they’re supposed to be sworn enemies. The rhyming text is great fun and lovely to read aloud. Benji Davies’s illustrations take us swooping through the air then provide close-ups of a growing friendship. This author-illustrator team give Donaldson and Scheffler a run for their money! ~ Andrea Reece

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Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion we asked one of our younger Reader Review Panel members to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Sabrina Chorley, age 4 - 'This was a fabulously funny book. Daddy enjoyed reading it as much as Sabrina enjoyed listening to it. This was a lovely story. Funny and engaging with a nice moral about the importance of friendship. The illustrations are beautiful and really help to tell the story.'
  • Alex, age 4 and William, age 7 - 'Colourful pictures and the dragons faces were kind. We enjoyed this book which had a lovely message of anyone can be friends.'
  • George Haine, age 4 - 'I like this book...At the end they are all friends.  That’s interesting.'

Synopsis

The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight by Elli Woollard

When a kind young boy helps a strange-looking bird, a beautiful friendship forms. But what these two friends don't realise is that one is a young knight ...and the other a young dragon! What will they do when they discover they are enemies and destined to FIGHT? The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight is a bold, funny and heartwarming story from a perfect picture book pairing; the uniquely talented Elli Woollard and award-winning Benji Davies. Fairy tale fun from the creators of The Giant of Jum.

Reviews

[a] wonderfully entertaining rhyming story, with detailed, vivid illustrations that will become a bedtime favourite. Daily Mail A lively read-aloud text and illustrations brimming with humour and detail The Bookseller Hoorah! Another picture book whose rhyming text scans, this time in a celebration of friendship... Davis

About the Author

Elli Woollard

Elli Woollard started writing stories after an embarrassing incident in which her youngest son broke Michael Rosen's glasses. Having previousl written poetry, Elli's snappy rhymes, catchy, rhythms and witty stories have captured the imagination of the children's book world; from picture book collaborations with wonderfully talented illustrators such as Benji Davies (The Giant of Jum and The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight), Steven Lenton (The Great Gran Plan, 2017), to a first chapter book with the marvellous Laura Ellen Anderson (Swashbuckle Lil: The Secret Pirate). In everything she does, Elli Woollard brings a unique new voice to children's fiction, and is definitely an author to watch. She lives in London with her four children, her husband and two guinea pigs.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Elli Woollard
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Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

5th May 2016

ISBN

9781447254805

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