Come along as a modern knight gets ready for bed, as he rides through forests, battle crocodiles, and climbs the tallest tower. “For a knight like me, going to bed…is a great adventure.” Each aspect of bedtime, climbing the stairs, taking a bath, brushing teeth, and climbing into bed, is given a knightly equivalent. The stairs become a mountain, our knight’s beloved hound becomes a fire-breathing dragon, and before bed he makes sure to put away his cherished toys in their treasure chest. Recreating these pre-bedtime rituals through the eyes of an aspiring knight is encouraging and affirmative, and great preparation for sleep.
For the illustrations, British author Davey uses a striking theme of reds, oranges, and yellows, and has created images composed of cut-paper collages. The double page spreads are visually striking and very stylized.
Night Knight is best suited to younger children, aged two to five, and it would work perfectly for repeated bedtime readings, thanks to its brief narrative. This book would be a great addition to any child’s bedtime routine.
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