In a mythical kingdom, a knight and a dragon cook up a delicious plan to save their friendship! In Dough Knights and Dragons, a curious knight and an amiable dragon meet serendipitously, and instantly bond over their shared love of baking. But the friends are filled with sadness when, according to the law, the two must duel one another. Can the unlikely pair find a way to evade the law, save their friendship, and spread good throughout the land? Kids will devour this scrumptiously clever tale!
About the Author
Dee Leone is the author of Bizz and Buzz Make Honey Buns (Grosset & Dunlap). Many of her stories, poems, plays, and activity puzzles have appeared in children's magazines. Dee taught at the elementary level in several states and was also a gifted program aide. Her interests include photography, traveling, and scrapbooking. Dee lives in San Diego. George Ermos studied illustration at the University of Lincoln. He lives in the UK.
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Dough Knights and Dragons based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Written in rhyme, this novel is cute if you can read it as such. The sentences are long and I, myself got out of the flow of the rhyme when I stopped to explain some of the text. Later, when I reread the text, I found the story charming as the knight and the dragon found their own way to handle the competition they were forced to compete in. They met, a dragon and a knight, the knight feared for his life yet the dragon was not interested in harming him, the dragon was interested in what the knight had cooking in the pot over the fire. They formed a bond, a bond over food, this unlikely pair. They would rather cook together than duel it out against one another. It is required though that the dragon must eat the knight and the knight must spear the dragon so the two of them decided that they would abide by the rules but they would do it their way. They are a sly pair but they fulfilled their roles in the end. Will the spectators and the kings approve of their scheme? It’s a creative novel, a good story about friendships and working together. The illustrations were fun as they were bold and colorful. My 5-year-old granddaughter was not thrilled with this novel and she lost interest while I was reading it to her, I think the sentence structure with the rhyming was too long.
Dragon and knight come together to form a delicious adventure with a sweetly delightful end. When a knight runs across a cave filled with cooking and baking supplies, he does the only thing he can—cooks a pot of stew. The dragon catches a whiff and both are soon feasting, baking and becoming great friends. But with the big festival coming up, where knights and dragons are forced to fight, their friendship may come to an end. Fire-breathing dragons, valiant knights and yummy desserts—this is the recipe for a wonderful tale, and it works. Through cute rhymes, the reader follows a heart-warming friendship between a knight and dragon as they learn they have something in common: cooking and baking. Readers will lick their lips at the tasty creations these two make. The harmonious friendship simply brings smiles. When the problem arises of the upcoming festival, the characters come up with a clever solution, using the one thing that connects them. The suspense is there, but it never over powers the strength of friendship and working together. The illustrations are bright and invite to gazing. Kids will enjoy flipping through them and following the story on their own. The characters' emotions come to life, and even the more tense moments come across clear. Of course, the desserts look good enough to take bite of. This is a lovely mixture of adventure and food, and offers a loving message, too. Both of my kids announced this one as their favorite picture book of the year, and who am I to argue with them? I received a complimentary copy and found this book to be so wonderful that I had to leave my honest thoughts.