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Mar 16 2012

Knight Night by Owen Davey

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Templar, 2011. ISBN 9781848772182.
(Age: 3+) Going to bed each night can be a routine experience. You go down the hallway, climb the stairs, have a bath, brush your teeth, say goodnight to your dog and go to your room. You tidy away your things, climb into bed and turn out the lights. But it can also be an adventure, especially if you are a knight! In this very engaging picture book, going to bed becomes a series of amazing adventures, particularly if you are a little boy with a big imagination.
A great storybook to share and talk about 'what if . . ' that helps little ones start to see things from another's perspective. It could also help them start to develop a sense of time passing as they investigate the pictures and begin to build a great vocabulary of things medieval. I can imagine a brilliant class mural evolving out of this. It also lends itself to some maths sequencing activities as bedtime routines are examined and compared and vocabulary such as before, after, next between is developed, as well as a introduction to telling the time. Rich in many respects, Knight Night is recommended for those from 3+.
Barbara Braxton

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