Knight Owls (Read to Read Pre-Level One)

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Come along for a hilarious and hooting adventure in this tale of knight owls. This Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read is perfect for beginning readers who like a side of silly with their stories!

In this sweet, silly, rhyming story, a troop of knight owls is on a mission. Can they find the dragon, save the kingdom, and even find time for a snack? Lots of lots of giggles are guaranteed!---from the publisher

32 pages                            978-1534448803                     Read aloud to 2s, 3s, 4s and read on their own 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old

Keywords:  owls, chivalry, knights, fun, humor, helping others, royalty, dragon, teamwork, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old

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After your young reader gets the hang of those entry level three letter words, you start trying to figure out which books are going to be fun for them as they move on to the land of two syllables and more.  This book is made out of ingredients that will catch the interest of different types of readers.

First, we have the readers who want to see what an owl will do..and even more, what will a team of owls do?  Will they be funny?  Will they be in the dark?  What's going to happen here?

Turns out these owls are a chivalrous group who wander around in armor doing things that sometimes help but also can turn out to be rib-tickling.  Take the opening page.  "Knight owls are strong."  Yep, they are.  Two owls in medieval owl-wear are bravely carrying a large, heavy looking log on their shoulders with arms/wings lifted high.  Okay, got it.

But children who notice will instantly see that two other owls are riding atop this large tree trunk, one carrying a pennant and holding it high but both clearly adding to the weight limit the comrades below are being asked to bear.

Children who love owls who help others will be caught by the teamwork that follows a couple of page turns.  The whimsical, humorous artwork will hold onto the wiggly readers and the thinkers will be curious to see what is really going on here because their intuition is going to tell them there is something large in the story that is about to rear its head....enter the dragon....gloriously orange and seemingly carrying a pocketbook in his right claws.   His facial expressions make the book worthy of many a re-read and the bits of wordplay might just surprise even the most jaded parent.  (as in seen one early reader seen 'em all-not so with this one)

We all know what dragons do best and this one does not fail us.

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

 

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