Review Blog

Mar 16 2012

Knight Night by Owen Davey

cover image

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

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
2017 Children's Peace Literature Award Short List
Inkys Awards 2017
2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award
2017 NSW Premier's History Awards
The Queensland Literary Awards 2017
CBCA Awards 2017 winners
Environment Award for Children's Literature 2017
Speech Pathology shortlist 2017
2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals
2017 Branford Boase Award
2017 UKLA Book Awards

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Bookmark and poster templates