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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The Lovereading4Kids comment

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

Reader Reviews

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.'


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.

About the Author

Elli Woollard

Elli Woollard grew up in London, and now lives there with her four crazy but wonderful children, her meteorologist husband and two guinea pigs. Slightly more excitingly, she also lived for seven years in Thailand. A graduate in social anthropology, she has worked variously as a teacher of English as a foreign language, a copywriter, an editor and a freelance Thai to English translator. Woozy the Wizard is her first book.

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Book Info


32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

5th May 2016




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