Friday, November 27, 2015

Review: The Knights Before Christmas by Joan Holub

23310695Title: The Knights Before Christmas
Author: Joan Holub
Published: Sept. 8, 2015
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Pages: 32
Genre: Children ages 4 on up
Review: copy provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 



'Twas December 24th, and three brave knights were just settling in for the night when out on the drawbridge, there arose such a clatter! The knights try everything to get rid of this unknown invader (Santa Claus!), a red and white knight with a fleet of dragons . . .
But nothing would stop
their white-whiskered foe.
No matter their efforts,
he just would not go!
This parody of Clement Clarke Moore's well-known poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas is kid-friendly, clever, and just plain silly—sure to become a holiday classic of a different kind.


We received this book to give an honest review.

This was a neat take on old story we all know Twas the Night Before Christmas.
In The Knights before Christmas we have three knights who when hearing a clatter they go and investigate oh but behold who could it be? I think it may just be Santa Claus but will the knights let Santa in or will they try to stop him from invading the castle? 
K liked the whole story there wasn't just one favorite part though he did say he liked how Santa had dragons. 
I liked the little thought bubbles when the knights would speak. They were actually quite funny. The illustrations were wonderful though the only thing I would say is that if Santa has dragons instead of reindeer they should look like dragons. To me they just looked like black reindeer.

I think children ages 4 on up will really enjoy this story as it is full of laughter, rhyming and great pictures. We will be reading this book right before Christmas as it will make a perfect night before Christmas read. 



Children's book author of: THE KNIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS; MIGHTY DADS (a NYTimes bestseller, illus James Dean); LITTLE RED WRITING (illus Melissa Sweet); GODDESS GIRLS series (with Suzanne Williams); ZERO THE HERO (illus Tom Litchtenheld). Lucky to be doing what I love.

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