Friday, November 20, 2015

The Knights Before Christmas Book Review

This book sounded too cute to pass up.  The Knights Before Christmas by Joan Holub was quickly received after I requested it and I was so excited to see what was inside.  I barely got to read it before my son said is that for me...."Ummm, sort of...sure.  Do you want to read it?" I said.  He said yes and immediately sat down to read this new book to his collection.

'Twas December 24th, and three brave knights were just settling in for the night when out on the drawbridge, there arose such a clatter! The knights try everything to get rid of this unknown invader (Santa Claus!), a red and white knight with a fleet of dragons . . .
But nothing would stop
their white-whiskered foe.
No matter their efforts,
he just would not go!

This parody of Clement Clarke Moore's well-known poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas is kid-friendly, clever, and just plain silly―sure to become a holiday classic of a different kind.

Super funny and entertaining books for kids and parents alike.  Mine read it and laughed out loud.  At first he didn't understand that it was a parody but he quickly caught on and found it even more funny.  As a parent, I thought it was nice to have something a little different to read during all of the Christmas stories.  The captions really add to the story to make it even more engaging for young readers.  I was also entertained by the Knights names which I am sure that the kids won't find as funny at first but they were super clever with Brave Knight, Polite Knight, and Silent Knight (my favorite).  On the tapestry in the castle, there was also Sir Knight Stand, Sir Dance-A-Lot, and Sir Knightie Knight.  I can't wait to read this again and again over the years because I think that there are more things that the kids will catch on to as they get older like the spearmint gum being used for spears to the castle.  I hope that you all check this out and see for yourself what a wonderful holiday classic this book is going to be for your family.

**I received a copy of the book for free for my review and honest opinions.  All opinions here are my own.

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