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Publisher Comments:

Bedtime becomes an unforgettable k-nightly adventure!

Come on a bedtime adventure with one little knight as he rides through forests to reach his bedroom, battles crocodiles to brush his teeth and climbs the tallest tower to get into bed. This exciting and imaginative bedtime tale is told through Owen Davey's charming and witty words and illustrations — making this a perfect k-nightly read for every young adventurer.

Review:

"Davey debuts with a sleepy boy's 'knight-time' routine, complete with toothbrush, shield, and sword. The opening spread presents mirror images of the yawning boy. On the left, he wears pajamas and a colander on his head, and his coat of arms includes an ordinary house. On the right, he wears chain mail and a golden helmet: the house is replaced with a castle. Though the text makes bedtime sound ordinary ('I head down the hallway... and climb the stairs'), the pictures reveal a combination of suburbia and medieval heraldry. The boy rides a unicorn past a (coat rack) tree and up a (staircase) mountain into a halo of sunrays. Alligators and a giant squid splash in his tub, and his bedroom door opens onto a horizon of spectacular turreted castles. Davey's digital illustrations resemble linocuts, and his earthy hues of amber, steely blue, and cream evoke warmth. The knight finally turns out the lights: 'Though it has been a great adventure... even a knight needs a good night's sleep.' While his quick surrender to sleep may be a touch idealistic, Davey creates a visually striking celebration of the last imaginative hurrah before bedtime. Ages 2 — 5. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Owen Davey describes his style as contemporary and nostalgic and likes to use a palette of warm, muted colors. His work has been featured in the New York Times and Jamie Oliver's food magazine. Owen has had many knightly adventures of his own where he lives in Bristol, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763658380
Author:
Davey, Owen
Publisher:
Templar Books
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Bedtime & Dreams
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.76 x 9.33 in 0.87 lb
Age Level:
from 2 up to 5

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Product details 32 pages Templar - English 9780763658380 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Davey debuts with a sleepy boy's 'knight-time' routine, complete with toothbrush, shield, and sword. The opening spread presents mirror images of the yawning boy. On the left, he wears pajamas and a colander on his head, and his coat of arms includes an ordinary house. On the right, he wears chain mail and a golden helmet: the house is replaced with a castle. Though the text makes bedtime sound ordinary ('I head down the hallway... and climb the stairs'), the pictures reveal a combination of suburbia and medieval heraldry. The boy rides a unicorn past a (coat rack) tree and up a (staircase) mountain into a halo of sunrays. Alligators and a giant squid splash in his tub, and his bedroom door opens onto a horizon of spectacular turreted castles. Davey's digital illustrations resemble linocuts, and his earthy hues of amber, steely blue, and cream evoke warmth. The knight finally turns out the lights: 'Though it has been a great adventure... even a knight needs a good night's sleep.' While his quick surrender to sleep may be a touch idealistic, Davey creates a visually striking celebration of the last imaginative hurrah before bedtime. Ages 2 — 5. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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