Three lovable little dragons from the Dutton Easy Readers series that began with Good Night, Good Knight (2000) now appear in a large-format picture book. When a friendly old wizard asks them to watch his cats while he is gone, they readily agree. Later, unable to read his instructions, the preliterate dragons are baffled but still game. They pore over his illustrated message, guess at the words, and use clues from the pictures he has drawn, but they wildly mistake his meanings. In one case, they imagine that a pool of water means "take the cats swimming" rather than "give the cats fresh water." Well suited to reading aloud, the story is written with a keen ear for language and a good understanding of what makes young children laugh. Meisel's ink-and-watercolor illustrations, full of lively details, are as entertaining as the story. Sure to please the not-reading-quite-yet set as well as the many fans of the previous books. Carolyn Phelan
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Shelley Moore Thomas lives in California.
Paul Meisel lives in Connecticut.
This book is hilarious! As a library media specialist and a mother of a three year old boy, I was happy to stumble upon this at the library. We immediately bought our own copy. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amelie Selador
My classroom LOVES ALL these Good Knight Books. Heart warmingly sweet stories with poetic rythmns.Published 9 months ago by anonymous
This is one of a very few kids books that make me laugh out loud. It'll work best if your reader knows something about cats but is finny either way.Published 17 months ago by Daenerys
This book has been read about a million times for betimes, and each time when the Knight says "this does not seem right" it gets giggles. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Succotash